Hospital morgue shuts down

Madang General Hospital Morgue is out of service as of this week.

Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Vincent Atua in an urgent notice to the Provincial Government and other stakeholders pointed out that the morgue is out of service.

Dr Atua in his letter is urging Madang people and residents who have their family member’s body in the morgue to urgently make arrangements to repatriate the body.

The reason for the urgent closure of the morgue is not stated in the letter but PNG Loop understands that it might arise due to planning for maintenance on the building, or the freezer problem.

On the same note locals in the Madang area have also raised serious questions on the x-ray theatre which has been dormant for a long time and sick patients are forced to go to Yagamum Lutheran Health Centre to get an X-ray taken at a high fees.

An attempt to get a comment from Dr Atua was unsuccessful.

Reuben Tabel