The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has today conducted burial for five more bodies of patients who died of covid-19.
Environmental Health Officers from the Public Health Directorate supervised the burials at the Awudome mortuary after three of the bodies were conveyed from the 37 Military Hospital morgue and two from the Ridge Hospital morgue.
Today’s burials add to sixteen covid-19 bodies that the AMA has already buried, leaving 27 more bodies to be buried.
48 people have so far died from Covid-19 in Ghana with the country’s infections now more than 10,000.
Public Health Director at the AMA, Florence Kuchin, this afternoon explained to Accra based Joy FM that the Assembly applies heavy doses of chlorine solution to deodorize the environment around them.
“We wash ourselves about a thousand times,” she explained. According to her, the bodies are not simply loaded into coffins for burial, but that they are first put in body bags before loaded into the coffins.
So far, 32 bereaved families have registered with the AMA to have supervised burial for relatives who have died from covid-19.