Mortuary assistants at the Bibiani government hospital in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North region have referred to the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Health Service and other significant partners to drive it possible to discharge dead bodies which have been piled up at the morgue for over five years, leaving the entire environment smelling.
They mentioned that some unidentified bodies have been kept in the morgue for over years due to police investigations and others. However, calling on the authorities to expedite the process to ensure the bodies are buried as soon as possible.
Speaking to one Agya Danso, a mortuary attendant, he expressed sorrowfully how the situation has stirred their health.
“We insist on countless unidentified dead bodies in the mortuary. The bodies have been kept here for over five years now without family showing up. Meanwhile, the police have not made provision for mass burial. It’s seriously affecting our health, we can’t even breath, so we are appealing to the Ghana Police Service and other relevant stakeholders to make it available for mass burial, otherwise it will be worse,” he stated.
According to the experience morgue servant, because of the piled up bodies, there is no space for new entrants, perhaps causing financial loss to the hospital.
“The plight is grievously affecting the hospital, since we have no vacant slot to obtain new entries because of the accrued bodies. We are citing with GPS, GHS and stuff to grant concern to our pleas,” he endorsed.