OOUTH Probes Missing Female Corpse Deposited In Its Morgue
The Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State is investigating a female corpse allegedly missing from its mortuary.
The corpse deposited in the Morgue over four months ago was discovered allegedly missing when the family of the deceased called to claim the body for burial.
The teaching hospital’s chief medical director, Dr Oluwabunmi Fatugase said the incident which was unprecedented in the history of the mortuary, was being investigated.
The medical director in a statement said, DNA test would be conducted to identify the alleged missing corpse, while footage from the CCTV camera is being evaluated to get to the root of the incident
Dr Fatugase also said the authorities are working with security agencies assuring that, the alleged missing corpse would be identified and released to the family for a befitting burial.
Meanwhile, security operatives are looking for some of the attendants in the mortuary, who had stopped reporting for duty since the incident was reported.
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Dr Fatugase noted that footages from the Closed-Circuit Television camera was being evaluated.
She said high level investigation was also ongoing on the matter, pleading for the continued cooperation of the affected family.
The statement partly read, “Any circumvention of the quality assurance of the hospital will not be taken lightly and necessary consequences in consonance with the public service rules will be applied on whoever is found culpable
“The present administration in Ogun State has upgraded the mortuary with modern freezers and scaled up its amenities.
“The mortuary service of the hospital has been preferred by many people to keep the remains of their beloved intact until they are ready for burial.”
Apologizing to the affected family for the embarrassing situation, the CMD said their cooperation towards the ongoing investigation is highly appreciated.