The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra has intended to decongest its mortuary with a mass burial for all bodies that are unknown and unclaimed in its morgue.
The hospital says it will undertake this exercise in the next two weeks.
A statement signed by the hospital’s Head of Public Affairs, Mustapha Salifu, explained that the Hospital’s mortuary is full beyond its carry capacity, hence the need for the decongestion exercise..
The hospital says that “the bodies have been in the morgue for varying periods ranging from one to three years and this has contributed to the exhaustion of the morgue’s capacity”
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is not the only health facility that has planned to hold a mass burial for bodies in its morgue.
Earlier this month, the Mampong Akwapim Traditional Council threatened to hold a burial en masse for unclaimed bodies in the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, saying that its mortuary was full.
They issued a one-month ultimatum to all families with their loved ones in the morgue to come claim them.
Also, the Police Hospital has also intended to decongest its hospital’s mortuary.
Following the ban on social gatherings, some families have decided to hold on to burial their dead although the order from President Akufo-Addo permits families to hold private burials with not more than 25 people in attendance.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com