Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Lagos To Close Isolo General Hospital Mortuary.
Lagos State government has announced the permanent closure for operations of the mortuary at the Isolo General Hospital with effect from Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
In a statement yesterday, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said the action was in the interest of the public.
The commissioner, therefore, called on the public to make arrangement to claim bodies of their relatives at the morgue before the effective closure date.
He said any members of the public who still require accommodation for the bodies of their dead relations could make arrangements to transfer them to the mortuaries in Gbagada General Hospital of the General Hospital Lagos Mortuary, adding that the mortuaries at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Lagos Island General Hospital, Ikorodu General Hospital and Epe General Hospital remain open....
He said the recently renovated mortuary in Mainland General Hospital has been designated a Social Responsibility Centre, and would receive and accommodate only the following categories of bodies: bodies in respect of which a coroner has directed an autopsy to be conducted, pursuant to the Coroners’ System Law, 2007 including bodies found on the State’s roads and highways or which have been picked up by the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU), bodies of individuals who died while in custody or shortly thereafter and bodies, which have been abandoned in other state mortuaries......