A few months after the commissioning last year of its P5.1-million Pyro-clave equipment that treats health care waste, the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) has already generated revenue from health care providers for the month of December.
Supervising Environment Management Specialist Elbe Balucanag, newly-appointed chief of PEMO’s Environment Management Division (EMD) disclosed that the total fees collected amounted to P200,753.00 which comes in the form of treatment and transport fees.
Fees collected were stipulated in Provincial Ordinance NO. 6, series of 2016, which sets the collection fees for health care waste treatment.
Seven health care providers, three from Surallah and four from Koronadal City, availed of the health care treatment service of PEMO.
Health care providers from Surallah, namely; Landero Clinic and Hospital was billed, P41,371.00, Lariosa Clinic ad Hospital, P1,550.00 and Matavia Tomines OB-Gyne Lying-in Clinic, P800.00,
In Koronadal City, Allah Valley Medical Specialist Center Inc. Hospital was charged P84,565.00, followed by Dr. Arturo P. Pingoy Medical Center with P37,177.00, SOCOMEDICS Medical Center, P25,710.00. And NURSIA Dialysis Center, P9,580.00.
Balucanag pointed out that the initial operation of the pyro-clave started after its commissioning and gradually extended into full-blast operation by the end of the year.
EMD manages the health care waste treatment facility located inside the Integrated Provincial Environment Management Center (IPEMC) in Tinongkop, Tantangan.