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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached with hospitals to ensure that medical waste was treated in accordance with proper health and safety regulations. "We have agreed on an initial plan for medical waste which will ensure that it will be treated appropriately," Abu Faour said. Under the agreement, hospitals will ensure that the medical waste they generate is sterilized before it is disposed. Arcenciel, a non-governmental organization that collects hazardous medical waste, is no longer able to safely store its waste.
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