#PODCAST: Medical waster transport and management under the spotlight as trucks carrying COVID19 samples get hijacked

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - As trucks carrying COVID19 samples are getting hijacked and medical waste ending up on the side of highways, the management of its disposal and transportation has come under the radar. Earlier this week a truck transporting biological samples, including corona virus test specimens, for the National Health Laboratory services was hijacked in the Eastern Cape. A logistics company that moves and disposes of medical waste during the pandemic and lockdown that we face has weighed in on the topic saying hospitals should vet and make sure the companies doing their medical waste removal are reputable and have a good track record. CEO Siphokazi Matsha explains.