General Secretary of Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG), Richard Kofi Jordan, is calling on the government to supply mortuary workers with PPEs to help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also said currently dead bodies are no longer labeled or identified as to COVID body or not.
Mr. Jordan did emphasize that all dead bodies are put together at the mortuary without any inscription to tell which bodies are of COVID-19 or otherwise.
He made this revelation on Accra-based Original 91.9FM’s Adwenekasa socio-political morning show, when host, Kwaku Owusu Adjei (PATO), engaged him to find out how mortuary workers are occupying with the novel coronavirus amidst the surge in cases.
“In fact, we are in a very sad situation. With the new variant, [Delta] government is not talking about mortuaries and its concern, No one thinks about mortuaries at all. I have to lament. When you visit mortuaries there’s a shortage in PPEs,” Kofi Jordan said.
The Ministry of Information has confirmed a community infection of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
“The Ghana Health Service informed the COVID-19 Task Force on Friday that the Delta Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus had been recorded within a community in the latest round of genomic sequencing,” said the ministry in a statement.
Without specifying the location and the number of these infections, the ministry said, “the relevant agencies are taking the necessary steps to contain the spread, and the positive persons are in good health.