The Punjab environment protection department in Pakistan has directed six city hospitals to manage their waste properly to help check the incidents of hospital-acquired diseases among the general public. "We have asked the management of these hospitals, three each from public and private sectors to take necessary steps for the safe disposal of the waste generated by them everyday," Punjab environment secretary Safdar Javed Sayed said. He added that the Metropolitan Corporation of Lahore has been asked to allocate special bins for the infectious waste from hospitals.
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