MRC Participates “Recovery of Expired and Unused Medicines” Campaign

MRC Participates “Recovery of Expired and Unused Medicines” Campaign

The Metals and Recycling Company, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is currently participating in the “Recovery of Expired and Unused Medicines” campaign in the State of Kuwait.

This campaign started yesterday, Sunday 10/9/2023, in conjunction with World Patient Safety Day. The objective of the campaign is to collect Expired and Unused Medicines from citizens and residents and dispose of them in an environmentally and health-safe manner.

The campaign started yesterday at the “Yarmouk and Abdullah Al-Mubarak” Health centers, and will subsequently move on to “Al-Adiliyah and Al-Zahraa,” as well as several other health centers. The campaign is expected to cover a period of approximately two weeks and will include twenty health centers in total across the State of Kuwait.

MRC, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, is leading the disposal process for expired and unused medicines. MRC has assembled a specialized technical team to collect the medicines from the health centers and transport them in refrigerated trucks specifically designated for this purpose. The medicines will then be disposed of in the company’s specialized facilities, in compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health and the Public Authority of Environment. By participating in this campaign, MRC aims to raise awareness about the safe disposal of unused or expired medications, ultimately ensuring patient safety and preventing any harmful uses.

MRC has actively participated in previous campaigns, which have witnessed significant involvement from citizens and residents. The delivery of expired and unused medicines has been particularly noteworthy. This campaign has garnered support from various organizations, including the Ministry of Health, the Public Authority of Environment, the World Health Organization, Kuwait University, and the Patients Helping Fund, among others.