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Ondo govt threatens to conduct mass burial for unclaimed corpses



The Ondo State government said Saturday all the unclaimed corpses in the state morgues would be given mass burial in the next one month.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, who disclosed this in a statement issued by his Press Officer, Abooluwa Famakinwa, in Akure, urged the relatives of the deceased persons to come and claim them and bury the corpses.

The commissioner said the move was to decongest the government morgues across the state.

The statement read: In a bid to decongest morgues in government hospitals across Ondo State, the state government has given a month ultimatum for the burial of corpses in all government morgues across the state.”

Adegbenro said the government is not insensitive to the culture, traditions, and feelings of the people, adding that the ultimatum is in the overall best of the people.

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“At the expiration of the one month, all unclaimed and unburied corpses in government morgues across the state may be given mass burial,” the statement added.

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