The University Health Services has inaugurated a multi-purpose solid waste combustible incinerator.
The incinerator, which fires up to 1100 degrees celcius is capable of destroying hazardous emissions like dioxins, trioxins,benzene,among others, was constructed with high quality ceramic materials like bricks, refractory mortal, castable, ceramic fibre etc. Designed and Constructed by Joe Nsiah Consult from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the equipment has five gas burners, an F.D Fan (blower) to support effective burning process, four primary air-inlet to supply primary air for combustion and a fire grate specially made to cater for medical waste as well as other refuse. Speaking at the inauguration and handover ceremony, the Director of the University Health Services, Dr. Evans Ekanem, expressed profound gratitude to Joe Nsiah Consult for putting up the multi-purpose solid waste combustible incinerator. He said the new incinerator would minimize the impact of waste on the environment. Dr. Ekanem noted that the new incinerator would help the University hospital to achieve greater heights in the next Peer Review, an initiative of the Central Regional Health Directorate which brings together health professionals from other sister health centers to learn at firsthand the operations and equipment used by an hosting health center in its delivery of quality healthcare to the public.
Speaking on the occasion, the C.E.O of Joe Nsiah Consult, Mr. Joe Nsiah who is also an expert in Industrial Boilers, thanked the authorities of the University Health Services for the confidence reposed in the Consult to construct the equipment. He said that the equipment could last for more than fifty years if it is well taken care of. He was quick to add that every year the equipment would be subjected preventive maintenance to prolong its lifespan.
For his part, an Engineer from the University Development Section, Mr. Ebow Kakraba, commended the firm for constructing the multi-purpose solid waste combustible Incinerator for the University hospital. He added that his outfit would map out strategies to maintain the project so that the waves of the sea would not have negative impact on the facility.
Present at the brief ceremony were the University Health Services Administrator, Mr. Atta Sarpong and other senior medical officers.