Family chases hospital over missing corpse

When the St. Xavier Hospital Mortuary in Assin Fosu was unable to deliver a body that a family had put for preservation on the day of burial, drama erupted.

The tension between the family and hospital staff arose over the weekend as a result of the occurrence in Nuanua Asubone in the Assin South District of the Central Region.

According to reports, Linda Obiri Akufo’s final rites were set to take place on October 1 and October 2, 2022, respectively. Surprisingly though, when the family went to pick up the body for burial, the facility authorities were unable to do so.

The family and the hospital were both incensed by this, and there was a commotion. The cops had to step in to mediate the situation.

According to the husband of the deceased, Nana Atua ‘I’ who doubles as the Ankobiahene of Nunua Asubone, all the necessary arrangements had been made including food and drinks only to be told the body cannot be found.

The family, therefore, had no option but to call off the funeral as the faces of sympathizers who had traveled from the length and breadth of the country to mourn were flooded with disappointment and dismay.

Meanwhile, the Assemblymember of Assin Adiembra Electoral Area, Mr. George Oliver Gyimah said after a series of engagements with the hospital management, the facility authorities have pleaded for two weeks to search for the body.

The angry family members suspect that the corpse has been sold by the Hospital Authorities.

Meanwhile, the Sister In-Charge of the St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Georgina Donzing implored the public to keep reposing trust in them, “though it’s a human institution and such thing could happen once a while, stringent measures are in place to ensure it does not happen at all.

The case has been reported to the police for investigation


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