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General News of Saturday, 25 April 2020


Korle Bu to hold mass burial for unclaimed bodies in 2 weeks

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Authorities of the Korlu Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra have announced that the health facility will be burying unclaimed dead bodies currently at the morgue en masse within the next fourteen days.

A statement signed by Head of Public Relations Mustapha Salifu, noted that the ‘move is to decongest the hospital’s mortuary which is currently full beyond its carrying capacity.

According to the statement, there are several bodies which have been in storage for long periods, some, as long as 3 years in the morgue.

“These bodies have been in the morgue for varying periods ranging from one to three years and this has contributed to the exhaustion of the morgue’s capacity,” part of the statement read.

They urged families who have corpses of relatives in the mortuary to come for them before the action is taken.

Read the statement below