Ca Mau waste treatment plant detects over 300 dead fetuses

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Ca Mau waste treatment facility has found more than 300 dead fetuses in garbage dumps since it was put into service in 2012, the local media reported.

The office of the Ca Mau government on April 24 said that the provincial chair had asked the relevant agencies to investigate the claim.

Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism Co., the plant’s main investor, had earlier presented some of the difficulties it had encountered, especially the many dead fetuses being gathered at the plant, during its operation.

On finding the fetuses, workers at the facility had washed them, bought burial shrouds and coffins and buried them on the grounds of the plant.

To Hoai Dan, general director of Cong Ly Co., said that the firm has repeatedly informed the local authorities of the rising number of dead fetuses found at garbage sites, asking them to address the problem as soon as possible.

Nguyen Van Dung, acting director of the Ca Mau Department of Health, confirmed that the department needed the competent agencies to review the situation.

Dung was surprised at the number of dead fetuses Cong Ly Company has found, stating that when the fetuses died, the hospitals would have handed them over to their families.

Dung also rejected the idea that hospitals had disposed of dead fetuses in garbage bags, adding that clinics are banned from throwing dead fetuses into garbage dumps.

Dr Vo Thanh Loi, director of Obstetrics and Children’s Hospital in Ca Mau City, said the hospital always follows standard procedures to transfer stillborn babies to their families. If families abandon these dead fetuses, the hospital reports the situation to the police and sends the bodies to charitable organisations for burial.


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