- Da Esi is a female mortuary worker with fifteen years experience
- She receives GHc 400 per month as salary for her services
- Da Esi sat for an interview with KSM
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For 15 years, Da Esi has been ensuring that lifeless bodies are well preserved till families are ready for the burial and final funeral rites.
Ghanaweb writes that on the job, she is required to have almost surgical knowledge of the human body, while also having the skills of a counsellor to deal with grieving families.
Da Esi, a female mortuary worker opened up on what it is like dealing with dead bodies all day in an interview with KSM on the 'KSM Show'.
YEN.com.gh features her video which highlights Da Esi's 15 years of experience as an undertaker and a mortuary attendant.
For learning purposes, morticians or funeral directors often referred to by the old-fashioned term "undertaker," are professionals providing funeral and embalming services for the dead and their families.
As a trained undertaker, she was recommended to the management of Peki government hospital to be hired as a mortuary attendant.
Da Esi reveals she was asked assist at the Peki government hospital because there were complaints that the then mortuary staff came to work oozing of alcohol. So they couldn't handle the bodies.
There have been several stories about problems mortuary attendants have to go through at the hands of corpses and that mortuary attendants need to be spiritually fortified the African way before they can take up such positions or even drink some bottles of beer to steer up their confidence.
However, Da Esi's story seemed to be different.
She told KSM in the interview, sighted on Ghanaweb, that, she does not depend on alcohol or any source to beef up her confidence. She relies solely on her bravery.
She explained how she prepares accident bodies and identifies bodies brought to the hospital without any form of identification.
At the time this interview was conducted, Da Esi, was taking GHc 400 as salary for the services she provided.
Watch the full interview below:
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