Horror! Deserted Useless Our bodies Litter Ondo Mortuary As Corpses Flip Skeleton
In keeping with The PUNCH, a whole bunch of corpses are piling up on the premises of the Ore Basic Hospital mortuary in Ondo state.
Now, there are fears that an epidemic could get away inside the environs of the hospital.
In keeping with PUNCH Metro, it was learnt from latest guests to the general public hospital that our bodies of women and men have been brazenly positioned on corridors the place they have been crushed by rain.
Horrifying images and movies of the mortuary environment obtained by our correspondent confirmed some our bodies have been on the pathways, whereas just a few have been coated with iron sheets.
Concrete blocks have been used to demarcate the placements of a number of the cadavers.
Inside a room that appeared like an workplace, corpses of many individuals, together with ladies, have been placed on the ground.
Two standing corpses within the room had grow to be skeletons.
PUNCH Metro noticed that the mortuary had two small turbines stored in a shade.
Our supply, who visited to gather the stays of a neighbour, lamented the situation of the mortuary.
He famous that the power lacked correct embalming instruments, including that the morticians mentioned the overall hospital was not supported with funds.
“My neighbor died in an accident whereas coming to Lagos and his stays have been dropped at the mortuary by officers of the Federal Highway Security Corps.
“We got here right here to choose the physique and what we noticed was unbelievable. The corpses are simply too many. These washing them mentioned they might quantity near 300 and so they have been deserted by their households for greater than a 12 months. They solely embalm them on the ground in order that they won’t odor,” the supply mentioned.
One other customer mentioned there was an uncompleted constructing the place one other set of corpses have been stored.
He defined that the mortuary staff mentioned the hospital was planning a mass burial for a few of them.
“A relative of mine died and his physique was deposited right here. I used to be known as to come back and see the place his corpse was stored.
“As I used to be strolling to the mortuary, somebody known as my consideration to the our bodies on the ground and that I used to be starting to step on them. I used to be in shock.
“Among the our bodies are the place solar and rain beat them. Some are coated with garments and others with iron sheets. A wrapper they most likely acquired from an accident scene was used to cowl just a few others. The our bodies aren’t contemporary. They’re turning into rotten on the ground the place they’re stored. It isn’t an excellent expertise in any respect,” he added.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Akinyele Semudara, declined remark, saying he couldn’t communicate to our correspondent on the cellphone.
The Ondo State Commissioner for Well being, Ajibayo Adeyeye, mentioned staff on the hospital have been overwhelmed because of the quantity of our bodies dropped at the mortuary.
He mentioned, “I used to be additionally on the place yesterday (Tuesday) and I used to be confronted with the identical state of affairs. We know it. The issue is a results of the situation of the hospital; it’s near the freeway. Loads of accident victims get dumped within the hospital. You’ll discover a state of affairs the place the police simply convey corpses, drop them and go away.
“Corpses which might be merchandise of accidents are coroner instances. Which means they can’t be buried with out an post-mortem or the police bringing an order of the courtroom.
“Within the midst of the hospital dealing with folks which might be nonetheless alive, the employees simply get overwhelmed by these corpses. Nonetheless, we now have been interesting to the police authorities to care for their instances in order that the our bodies might be buried.”
Adeyeye mentioned conducting a mass burial was additionally difficult because of the downside of getting land with out resistance from individuals who owned land within the space.
He famous that the state may create a crematorium to take care of the state of affairs.