The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba, Delta State, has accused the police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of dumping unidentified bodies in its morgue without following due process.
Chief Medical Director Victor Osaituma lamented that the agencies would abandon accident victims, suspected robbers and kidnappers in the morgue and abscond.
He said the Oshimili South Local Government authority is the appropriate authority to do so.
“We have 40 unidentified bodies waiting to be disposed off. Some of them have been in the morgue for over a year. The police just dump the bodies and don’t bother how they are disposed off or do a follow up.”
Osaituma said the hospital had begun the process of decongesting the morgue by placing adverts for a period.
He expressed frustration at the council’s refusal to provide land for burial, saying the hospital often pays the council to carry out its duties.