- Military hospital is calling on bereaved families to claim the bodies of their dead ones
- The hospital says there will be a mass burial after 21 days
Officials of the Ghana Police Hospital are warning families of unclaimed corpses to, as a matter of urgency, come pick up their dead ones from the hospital morgue.
YEN.com.gh is learning that close to 120 deceased persons have been stashed at the hospital morgue after months or even years of passing away.
But things are about to change as authorities at the hospital say that families of all deceased persons have until the 28th of November to claim the remains of their dead ones.
A statement issued by the hospital warns that a mass burial will be held for dead bodies whose families failed to claim them.
“The general public is hereby being informed to contact the pathology department of the hospital for identification of persons who might not have been seen for some time now as part of the search to avert being added to those earmarked for mass burial after 21 days of this announcement,” excerpts of the statement warned.
Mass burials are often done by the government for persons who die in gorry road accidents with body parts difficult to trace or victims of highly contagious diseases ( Example is Ebola) which spread faster through contact with the dead.
Here in Ghana, such burials are often done periodically at the various public hospitals. This is when families of the deceased fail to identify and claim the bodies of the dead.
The most recent mass burial held was at the 37 Military Hospital after management decided to decongest the already overcrowded morgue.
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