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BSUTH buries 74 unclaimed corpses

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About 74 unclaimed corpses in its morgue, have been buried by Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, Makurdi.

The corpses were evacuated and buried by the men of the Benue State Sanitation Agency, BENSESA.

Governor Hyacinth Alia of the State on Monday, gave the approval for immediate evacuation and burial of the corpses.

The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of BSUTH, Dr. Terungwa Hwande disclosed this development to journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi.

He expressed appreciation to Alia for his prompt action that necessitated the quick disposal of the bodies, most of which have been in the mortuary for up to five years.

He explained the dangers posed by the corpses to the hospital community which includes serious public health hazards as potential sources of epidemic as mutant diseases could have emanated from them.

He said the hospital followed due process in ensuring the evacuation of the corpses as adverts were placed in the print and electronic media, adding that letters were also written to security and other relevant ministries and agencies to perform their respective roles in the evacuation and burial of the corpses.

The evacuated bodies were given a mass burial at the public cemetery in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

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