FMC, Delta police command resolve to bury 100 unclaimed corpses

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba and Delta State Police Command have resolved to bury over 100 unclaimed corpses at mortuary which majority of them were deposited by the police in the State.
It was gathered that about 50 corpses were disposed of last month by the hospital.

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XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE gathered that the option for a mass burial was considered by FMC following several meetings with the State Police Command.

It was learnt that the Police has been notified of the unclaimed corpses they deposited.

The morgue has two sections including the refrigerated morgue with capacity for 30 corpses and the dry embalmment section with a capacity for 150 corpses.

It was gathered that the mass burial of unclaimed corpses by FMC and Delta Police command was aimed at decongesting the morgue.

It was learnt that some have spent over six years and above, that was the reason for the mass burial.

XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE gathered that the Police hierarchy is worried about the development as it may jeopardize some cases under investigation.

The Chief Medical Director of the FMC, Dr. Victor Osaituma confirmed meetings between the hospital and the Police Command in the State.

He said, “We have met severally on this issue, they are aware of our action. No sentiment about it, the hospital management and the police have good relationship. We may have different opinion on issues of policy, but we remain united.”

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