MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piled up in a patio outside a government hospital.
The garbage pile outside the Adolfo Ruiz Cortines hospital has been growing for a couple of weeks, according to hospital employees and residents of the state’s biggest city, also known as Veracruz.
The hospital treats patients with COVID-19, raising fears of a spread of infection.
However, the government agency that runs the hospital said in a statement Wednesday that the waste was not infectious or biological.
It said later that six tons of garbage had been removed and more would go on Thursday.