Ghana Police Hospital in Accra has given a 21-day ultimatum to the general public to claim the dead bodies of their relatives in its morgue, effective Monday, January 9, 2018, or risk mass burial on January 30, 2018.
According to a press statement released by the hospital and signed by the Public Affairs Officer of the hospital, ASP Yaw Nketia Yeboah, about 150 unknown and unclaimed bodies are deposited at the morgue, and the exercise is aimed at decongesting the morgue which is currently filled to capacity.
It noted that the public can contact the pathology department of the hospital for identification of persons who might not have been seen for some time now.
Speaking in an interview with Otec News’ Jacob Agyenim Boateng ASP NketiaYeboah said the hospital will not collect fees from people who might visit the hospital to claim the bodies of their relatives.
“Nobody should worry about paying money to the hospital, it is absolutely free, all that they should do is to come to the morgue for identification and collection,” he said.
He, however, cautioned the public to go to the hospital early should anyone decide to claim a body from the hospital to avoid any last minute actions.
Source: otecfmghana.com/ Francis Appiah