The Ghana Police Service, Ghana Health Service, and other important partners have been contacted by mortuary assistants at the Bibiani government hospital in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North region to make it possible to discharge dead bodies that have been piled up at the morgue for more than five years, leaving the entire environment smelling.
They said that due to police investigations and other circumstances, several unidentified bodies had been stored in the morgue for more than a decade.
To guarantee that the dead are buried as soon as possible, we are urging the authorities to speed up the procedure.
He spoke somberly about how the circumstance has affected their health to one Agya Danso, a mortuary attendant.
“We demand that the mortuary contain a large number of unidentified dead bodies.
Without the relatives showing up, the bodies have been stored here for more than five years.
Mass burial has not yet been planned by the police.
We are pleading with the Ghana Police Service and other pertinent stakeholders to make it available for mass burial because it is badly harming our health and making it impossible for us to breathe,” he said.
The seasoned morgue employee claims that because of the bodies stacked up, there is no room for future arrivals, potentially costing the hospital money.
“The situation is gravely harming the hospital, as there is no opening for fresh admissions due to the accumulation of dead.
We are using GPS, GHS, and other tools to support our requests,” he affirmed.