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28.02.2012 Health

Regional Hospital To Support Varsity

By Daily Guide
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DR GEORGE Acquaye, Director of the Ho Regional Hospital has said the facility is making efforts to expand its mortuary.

He said this would make room to preserve unclaimed bodies useful for practical medical training by health students to be enrolled in the region's Health and Allied Science University.

In an interaction with DAILY GUIDE at his office, Dr. Acquaye said the current size and state of the mortuary would not allow it to keep unclaimed bodies.

'Currently, equipment in the mortuary is weak and need replacement. The size of the structure would also have to be increased so that a special place can be created for the preservation of unclaimed bodies for use by medical students,' he said.

Dr. Acquaye said the new design for the mortuary had been completed 'but what we need now is the money to commence work. We will need about GH¢20,000 for the project,' he pointed out.

At the moment there are six fridges to store only 40 corpses. The   fridges are sometimes overloaded in a bid to provide preservation for all corpses rushed to the mortuary.

Once completed, the new mortuary could contain about 50 to 80 dead bodies Dr Acquaye said adding, 'We need to expand within the shortest possible time.'

He entreated individuals, philanthropists and corporate bodies to contribute their widow's mite towards the expansion project for Ho and especially the medical students.

The University of Health and Allied Sciences campus is adjacent to the Ho Regional Hospital at Trafalgar.

From Razak Mardorgyz Abubakar, Ho

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