As part of regular steps to decongest the hospital mortuary, the Ghana Police Hospital has made a public announcement about their intention to bury about 200 unidentified and unclaimed bodies.
The remains are mainly paupers, unknown former patients, forgotten dead bodies, and unidentified accident and crime suspects, according to the announcement.
The study went on to advise families who have lost loved ones and want a proper burial for them to contact the Ghana Police Hospital’s Pathology Department for identification.
The police have urged the general public to keep their National Identification Cards or those of any organization on them in order to assist police in quickly identifying their victims in the event of an accident.
Read the full statement below:
MASS BURIAL UNIDENTIFIED DEAD BODIES
The Ghana Police Hospital will embark on a mass burial for about two hundred (200) unidentified and unclaimed bodies as part of routine measures to decongest the hospital mortuary.
These unidentified and unclaimed dead bodies are made up of mostly paupers, unknown former patients, abandoned dead bodies, unidentified accident and crime victims.
The general public is hereby being informed to contact the Pathology Department of the Ghana Police Hospital for identification of the persons who might have not been seen for some time as part of the search. This is to avert a situation whereby such bodies are added to those earmarked for the mass burial.
Members of the general public are also hereby encouraged to acquire the habit of always having their National Identification Cards or that of any organization on them to help Police and others easily identify them whenever they are in any health crises or involved in an accident.
Below is the report: