Unclaimed bodies chock hospitals, districts

You or someone you know has probably one time come across a dead body, either on the street or in a bush. In such cases, the police or local authorities are informed to pick up the body and drop it at the relevant government mortuaries. However, have you ever wondered what happens if the body goes unclaimed?

In this special report, Daily Monitor’s Frederic Musisi reveals how government hospitals and districts are reeling under the burden of maintaining and disposing of unclaimed bodies.

The story was published with funding from ACME’s Enhanced Media Reporting for Transparency and Accountability (EMERTA) programme, for public affairs reporting.

Read the full story below: 

How unclaimed bodies are chocking hospitals, districts by African Centre for Media Excellence on Scribd

Harriet Anena

Harriet Anena is ACME’s Special Projects Officer hanena@acme-ug.org @ahpetite

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