PMGH mortuary full

CEO Dr Paki Molumi said there are up to 300 bodies being kept in a facility that can cater for only 120 at a time.

The mortuary in the nation’s capital is pushing its limits, and residents whose loved ones have been in there for quite a while, have been asked to bury their relatives, or they will be face mass burial.

“As you’ve seen in the papers, we are asking for relatives to come and claim the bodies and give them a decent burial. If that doesn’t happen then we will do a mass burial,” Dr Molumi said.

Hospital morgue shuts down

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.