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      Archive: 9/23/2012

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        9/23/2012, Tishrei 7, 5773

      Increased Supervision of Infectious-Waste Disposal

      The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved, Sunday, a new order by Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan, under which inspectors from his ministry will also enforce public-health regulations dealing principally with medical waste and monitoring the actions of hospitals, clinics (including dental clinics) and medical imaging facilities.

      Deputy Commander Yossi Bar of the Green Police told the committee that 42 inspectors who are currently working will receive the appropriate training in coordination with the Health Ministry.