"Covid-19 Morgue At Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital Full" – Medical Director
The Medical Director at the Nkawkaw Holy family Hospital in the Eastern Region, Dr. Adu-Poku Antwi has disclosed that designated morgue meant to preserve covid-19 dead bodies is currently full.
Speaking with Republic Fm‘s Morning Show Host, Kwame Koranteng on Anopa Dawuro, the Medical officer said the mortuary facility can only preserve ten bodies.
He attributed the current situation to the strike action of the Environmental Health Officers Alliance, Ghana.
Dr Adu-Poku Antwi noted that the strike action has made it impossible for the burial of Covid-19 bodies since Environmental health officers have the responsibility of ensuring the safe burial of Covid-19 bodies.
The Municipal Health Director of Kwahu West Municipal Assembly [KWMA], Mrs Celestine Asante said at the moment dead persons from Covid-19 virus and other infectious diseases cannot be preserved until the ones in the morgue have been buried.
However, the National President and the Eastern Regional Secretary of the Environmental Health Officers Alliance, Ghana, Mr Yaw Akwaa Lartey and Mr Joseph Krampah who spoke to Republic 97.5Fm said until government meets their needs, they are not returning to work.
Members of the Environmental Health Officer Association of Ghana (EHOA-GH) are on strike over the poor working condition and lack of logistics to manage Covid-19 bodies increasing their risk vulnerability.
Credit: Republic Online