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Police Hospital To Conduct Mass Burial for 150 Bodies

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Management of the Ghana Police Hospital has announced its decision to undertake a mass burial of some 150 bodies which have been left unidentified in its morgue.

The hospital has therefore made a solemn call to relatives of unclaimed and unknown corpses to come for the bodies before January 30, or risk mass burial.

Speaking on Accra based Eezy FM, the Public Affairs Officer of the hospital, ASP Yaw Nketia Yeboah said, the exercise was part of plans to decongest the morgue, which is currently filled to capacity.

“No fee would be charged for the collection of bodies… 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.

Travel With An Identification Card

In order to easily identify victims of road traffic accident, ASP Yeboah appealed to individuals to travel with at least one identification card.

“Whenever you are travelling have some form of identification on you in case any mishap happens to you, you can be traced… the rule is your I.D card should be on your body not in your bag because someone can take your bag,” he advised.

The ASP added that, there are people who have been on admission for several months with no identification but all efforts to contact their relatives have proved futile.

“Kindly use your I.D cards to travel and let it be on your body. Last year we had 400 dead and unidentified bodies which were buried and now 150…the numbers are very alarming,” the public affairs officer noted.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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