Monday, March 14, 2011

INDEVCO Group Presents at Medhealth Beirut 2011

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Waste to Energy (WTE) technologies could eliminate medical waste dumping in unsecured Lebanese landfills.

Rabih Osta, representing INDEVCO Group, presented ‘Medical Waste to Energy: A Booming Solution for Hospitals’, on behalf of Neemat Frem, President & CEO of INDEVCO Group and President of Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI).

Under the patronage of Lebanese President, Michel Sleiman, Medhealth Beirut 2011 took place from 9 – 11 March 2011 at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The 9th annual forum of the Arab Hospitals Federation focused on effective hospital management and woman's healthcare in the Arab world.

‘Medical Waste to Energy: A Booming Solution for Hospitals’

Osta, General Manager of Phoenix Energy an INDEVCO company, discussed available Waste to Energy (WTE) technologies, which convert wastes into fuels or energy. Osta explained the different types and sources of medical waste and the effects on the environment. Furthermore, he addressed the current situation in Lebanon and provided figures concerning waste generated.

Osta emphasized the risks of medical waste in Lebanon’s unsecured landfills. Medical waste is the most harmful to the environment, even though it is only a small percentage of the total waste generated in Lebanon.

Osta recommended a solution to manage medical waste in Lebanon and concluded that a centralized station for medical waste energy conversion will be more effective than individual hospital waste management plans.

Medhealth Beirut 2011 Overview

The annual conference is dedicated to improving Arab healthcare and aiding Arab Health Ministers, hospital directors, and chief and senior executives in the healthcare sector keep up-to-date with new advancements in the ever-changing world of health.

Supporters of this year’s event included the Arab Ministries of Health,
League of Arab States, World Health Organization, Executive Board of the Health Ministers Council,  Arab League for Healthcare Quality, Syndicates and Associations of Hospitals in Arab Countries, Orders of Nurses in Arab Countries, Arab Medical Societies, and Women Organizations.

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