We will soon start rejecting bodies if families do not organise private burials – Mortuary workers

We will soon start rejecting bodies if families do not organise private burials – Mortuary workers

- Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has underscored the need for families to come for the bodies of their dead relatives for burial

- The association wants the public to resort to private burials during this COVID-19 period

- They said failure to heed to their request will compel them to reject fresh dead bodies

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As COVID-29 related death cases rise, mortuaries are once again going to be overwhelmed.

This goes to say that most mortuaries are going to exceed their holding capacity since more deaths are being recorded.

In view of this, the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana has underscored the need for families to come for the bodies of their dead relatives to bury.

We will soon start rejecting bodies if families do not organise private burials – Mortuary workers
We will soon start rejecting bodies if families do not organise private burials – Mortuary workers
Source: UGC

In a report filed by Citi News, General Secretary of the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Richard Kofi Jordan called on the public to resort to private burials during this period.

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According to him, it is pertinent to stick to the directive from the president insisting for private burials instead of waiting to organise big funerals.

He added that some of their facilities can no more receive remains because of the rise in COVID-19 deaths and the ban on big funerals.

Kofi Jordan said failure on the part of families to heed to their request will compel them to reject fresh dead bodies.

In the 23rd COVID-19 address to the nation, President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo once again imposed a ban on public gatherings.

He stated specifically that in order to enforce the social distancing protocol, families should organize private burials with not more than 25 people.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has described as illogical calls for church services to be banned in the wake of the increasing active COVID-19 cases in the country.

According to the Council’s General Secretary, Rev Emmanuel Barigah, there is no data to show that people “come to church and contract the virus.”

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