Dead bodies are decomposed and stinking at Chitipa hospital in the northern Malawi due to lack of functional mortuary at the facility, a mortuary attendant said.
The hospital is filled with decomposing corpses piled together and there are fears for an epidemic to break out as a result of this development.
As a hospital official puts it, “the place stinks.”
According to Malawi News Agency report, people of Chitipa have since launched some fundraising activities intended to rectify the problem and have so far managed raise only MK150,000, a amount thrice lesser than the needed to make the morgue functional once more.
Ministry of health publicist Andrian Chikumbi has since confirmed the development with promises that the ministry is working hard to redress the situation.
With the financial crisis government is facing, people are being encouraged to emulate muslims who bury their corpses as soon as possible to prevent the mortuaries being overstretched.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :