Plastic waste reduction strictly urged at Vietnamese hospitals

Domestic and foreign-invested hospitals in Vietnam will have to take stern action to reduce plastic waste in line with the Ministry of Health’s latest-issued Document No.08/CT-BYT.

Accordingly, medical units have to issue action plans to reduce plastic waste in their activities with details of content, targets, and implementation schedule. Moreover, they have to intensify the use of oral medicines as well as the use of environmentally friendly and recycled materials, medical equipment, packing, containers, and chemicals during treatment and diagnosis, research and studies, and other processes.

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