Ondo State Government has given a month ultimatum for the burial of corpses in all government Morgues across the State.
This action is geared towards decongesting Morgues in government hospitals across the state
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro said Morgues in government Hospitals are already congested.
He added that if urgent measures are not taken, it will constitute Public Health hazard to residents of the State.
The Health Commissioner who said the government is not insenstive to the culture,traditions and feelings of the people, said the ultimatum is given in the overall best interest of all.
Dr Adegbenro said at the expiration of the one month, all unclaimed and unburied Corpses in government morgues across the State may be given mass burial.
The Commissioner recalled that a Circular dated 30th April was earlier issued stating that there is no prohibition of the burial of loved ones but that the Covid 19 precautionary measures must be strictly adhered to and this includes:
“Burial rites and services must be held at the grave side with not more than 20 people in attance, social distancing rule obeyed to the latter”,