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Alternative arrangements made to store bodies – PS

Alternative arrangements made to store bodies – PS


The morgue at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital is presently out of commission.{{more}}

This was confirmed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Luis deShong.

However, the permanent secretary assures that steps are being taken to remedy the situation.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT yesterday, deShong said that the compressor of the refrigerated unit went bad on July 6, prompting them to immediately call in one of the local refrigeration and air conditioning companies.

“We are working with them to secure the part, which they have assured us will be received by Wednesday,” the permanent secretary said.

deShong said because the refrigeration in the morgue is not working, alternative arrangements had to be made for the storage of bodies.

“We immediately engaged Everyready Funeral Home for their support. They were quite willing,” deShong said.

“Whenever there is a problem, we seek to remedy it and that has been done,” he said.