The Ondo government says it has carried out a mass burial of 496 unclaimed corpses at the Akure and Ondo morgues of the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH).
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Health, Dayo Faduyile, said this on Tuesday in Akure while briefing journalists on the development.
Mr Faduyile said the move was a follow-up on an assessment tour of the morgues towards decongesting them.
He said that government officials recently embarked on an assessment tour of the morgues in the two health facilities.
He said that he observed with dismay the gory state of the morgues, being jam-packed with unclaimed bodies spanning a year and above.
Mr Faduyile said the development prompted his putting up a strong memo to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on the urgent need to decongest and rehabilitate the morgues, which he said had turned to an eye-sore.
He added that the governor did not hesitate to approve the memo…