'Horrible' conditions at Pretoria morgues

2012-10-04 09:56

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Pretoria - A report has surfaced detailing “horrible” conditions at morgues in Tshwane where bodies were piling up and some were even rotting.

A lack of supervision and incompetent investigators were also blamed for a situation which was compromising the health of morgue staffers, reported the Pretoria News.

Cold room doors were opened and closed too often, leading to some bodies “becoming rancid, making the place unbearable,” said one employee.

Some bodies were not claimed and left too long in cold rooms.  

At Ga-Rankuwa morgue storage facilities, bodies were piling up on the floor while being processed.

Some morgue staffers blamed investigators who took too long to process cases.  

A Nehawu spokesperson said workers were unnecessarily exposed to disease.

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