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Techiman: Mount Olives Hospital Opens 800 Cabin Capacity Mortuary Facility For Public Use (Pictures)

An 800 cabin capacity mortuary facility of the Mount Olives hospital in Techiman, the Bono East Regional capital has been opened for public patronage.

The facility was established to deal with the preservation, beautification, and transport of dead bodies in the hospital and other health facilities in the Bono East region and beyond.

Dr. Gladstone Kessie, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mount Olives hospital in an interview with the press on Tuesday in Techiman said the facility would ease the pressure on the limited mortuaries in the region.

The CEO disclosed that the edifice had plans to additionally attach to the mortuary, a chapel, restaurant, private cemetery, recreational center, and accommodation facilities among others to make the place a tourist attraction.

He said the morgue has an executive standard cabin, Very Important Personality (VIP) cabins, and VVIP cabins for comfort and proper preservation of dead bodies before their burial.

Dr. Kessie noted that the facility which was full of modern equipment rendered embalmment, storage, beautification, and transport of dead bodies to places far and near to both local and foreign clients.

He implored residents to honor the dead with dignity before their burial adding that “the dead were once like the living and everyone will die someday”.

Dr. Kessie noted that the 70 – bed Mount Olives hospital which was founded in 2012 and provided services namely internal medication, eye and dental care, X-ray, laboratory, and maternal delivery services, was in urgent need of a mortuary facility.

The General Manager (GM) of Mount Olive's hospital mortuary, Mr. Prosper Swanzey, said the facility's safety, health, and environmental protocols were not compromised and that the facility operated under strict international standards.

Mr. Swanzey noted that the modern equipment used at the mortuary in addition to professional and experienced morticians and good customer services had projected the mortuary to a first-class facility.

Later, Dr. Kessie thanked the Paramount Chief of Techiman traditional council, Oseadieyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, professor Seth Ayittey, the former head of the Anatomy Unit of the University of Ghana, the chiefs and people of Tanoso, staff, and clients of the hospital for supporting his vision.

The CEO advised the general public to strictly adhere to the safety measures of the novel coronavirus pandemic in all endeavors until the country recorded a zero number

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