A mass burial has been held by the Ondo state government for about 496 unclaimed corpses deposited at the mortuaries of the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital in Ondo and Akure.
The Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Health, Dr. Francis Faduyile stated that the decision was taken after he and other government officials began an assessment tour of the morgues in the two health facilities.
Faduyile said they observed their gory state, adding that the facilities were jam-packed with unclaimed bodies for more than a year.
Due process had been followed in carrying out the mass burial after he informed the state Governor through a memo, of the urgency to decongest and rehabilitate the morgues.
Faduyile had said;
“On Friday, September 2nd, 2022, the mass burial was carried out, with the protection of security operative. The bodies were buried in a deep grave of 10 by 10 ft wide, and 18 ft depth, at the allocated land given by the state government.”