NHLS and CareTac Forge Ahead
CareTac completes radiation laboratory decommissioning project, frees up more space for the National Health Laboratory Service to fight the coronavirus.
9 June 2020
CareTac, together with Chiron Chemistry, has completed the decommissioning of the National Health Laboratory Service's radiation laboratory at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on June 2. The project was fulfilled in just a matter of weeks, with CareTac properly identifying, characterizing, and disposing of solid and liquid radwaste stored at the NHLS's radiation laboratory.
What made the project especially important is that the Groote Schuur Hospital is leading in the way in treating COVID-19 patients. And given that Cape Town has one of the highest infection rates in South Africa, space at the hospital was becoming difficult to come by. Fortunately, with the radiation laboratory fully decommissioned and the radwaste professionally handled and disposed of, Groote Schuur Hospital can use the freed-up space for more COVID-19 patients.
CareTac is proud to take part in projects that allow it to put the public interest first and display the company's skills and capabilities in Radiation Protection Advisor services. Not only did this project require the expertise of CareTac's nuclear physicists and SACNASP registered scientists, it also required the company's vast capabilities in DoH/SAHPRA authorities: our experience with DoH/SAHPRA allows us to complete and process authorities, documentation, and more in a quick and painless manner.
Last but not least, through our partner Chiron Chemistry, CareTac is the only RPA services company in the Western Cape with the professional vehicle fleet to handle clients' radioactive waste disposal needs, even in the largest quantities.
Stay tuned for more as CareTac and the NHLS continue their fruitful partnership to advance radiation safety and help South Africa overcome the COVID-19 epidemic.