UPDATE: Syringes on Laudat road removed

The syringes are all gone

Following concerns from the public and residents of the Roseau Valley on the dumping of syringes on the Laudat road, Dominica News Online (DNO) understands that they have been removed.

It is unclear who removed them since an official from the Environmental Health Department informed DNO that they were not the ones who did it.

A resident of the Roseau Valley who originally made the report said when she passed through the area on Thursday, the syringes were no longer there.

She had said earlier this week that the syringes were in the area for more than a month despite at least five calls to the Environment Health Department.

Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer Tassie Thomas then said the department was not aware of the matter.

She explained that in terms of collecting such items, there are procedures in place at all Health Centres in which biomedical waste is collected.

“At all the Health Centres all over Dominica they have procedures in which they collect their biomedical waste, they store it at the Health Centres and they have special days the solid waste truck goes to the district and pick up this waste and bring it to the landfill,” she explained.

Syringes in the area earlier this week

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4 Comments

  1. ATKINSON
    July 1, 2018

    Nice, so what about the hundred of other areas, around the country, that have garbage?? But this is just another “Normal Day” in Laudat

  2. Ibo France
    June 29, 2018

    Much appreciation to the civic minded lady for alerting the governmental agency and to the attention of DNO. Commendation also goes out to DNO for bringing publicity to the issue.
    DNO, large up uself. Nuff respect due unto you.

  3. Tobby
    June 29, 2018

    The environmental health department taking to long to respond to citizen concerns. The person who made the report to them after so long and still is not they move it, they do not even know where these Niddle’s were. The environmental health personnel need a revisit.

  4. required
    June 29, 2018

    I think this area/spot should be covered with gravel or something in case of broken needles

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