Flood Sacks Mortuary: Attendants Pile Corpses On Roof Tops

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at 05:33 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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«§» 28 October 2012

THE  flood that  caused havoc across the country has sacked the General Hospital, Patani in Patani Local Government Area of Delta State, forcing officials to stack corpses  evacuated from the morgue on an emergency platform that had been inventively constructed  between the ceiling and roof of the endangered health institution.



Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Otumara, confirmed, yesterday, that several other government hospitals were affected by the  flood, including the one in Patani, but said he had not received any  report concerning the movement of corpses.

However, coordinator of  the Rural Health Africa Initiative, RAHI, a  non-governmental organization, which is on ground,  catering for the  victims of  the flood  in Patani and surrounding communities, Dr.  Chris Ekiyor, told Sunday Vanguard, “We saw corpses from the morgue of the Patani hospital affected by the flood floating on the waters, some were standing leg deep in the flood, and others in different awkward position”.

He added, “This was at the initial stage of the flood, but I must commend the mortuary attendant and other officials of the hospital; they understood the effect of the corpses that were washed away by  the flood from the morgue, what I saw is not a mortuary, but they were embalming corpses there. They salvaged the corpses from the flood and loaded them up on an over-the –roof platform”.

Ekiyor, who spoke  at the RAHI Relief Camp for Flood Victims, situated at New Town, Patani, along the East-West Road, continued: “My concern, among other things,  is that there are many shallow graves in this area, and, besides drowned animals like dogs and goats, other dead bodies might have been dug up by the rampaging flood.

“Some of the villagers have not only been fishing in this contaminated body of water, but also cooking with it. It was not until we started educating them on the dangers of what they were doing that they stopped, because they took the floodwater as part of their normal river and were washing with it, fishing inside, bathing and cooking with it”.

“There is a standing instruction in the camps that if anybody coughs and notices  blood, he should report to the health officials, but if the person opts to hide it, anybody who observed it  should alert the health personnel so that they will handle it.

“We are also conducing general screening and making plans to handle cases of tuberculosis and cholera in the event that there is an outbreak. We have already ordered for cholera vaccines and like I said, basic hygiene is being observed in the 20 camps because we know that is what will solve the problem”

Otumara said that all treatment carried out in the relief camps were free of charge and, since the governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, had set up a Post-Flood Committee, he was sure government would do more and committee would recommend other ways of assisting the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

Published at: 05:33 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
Author: franel
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zeigbo at 09:16 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Nawaooo God have mercy

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aso4life1 at 09:19 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Oh Lord our God!  what have we done to deserve this?  I think you once promised never to discipline us with Flood again?  is Nigeria another Sodom and Gomorrah?
Dear PAPA God'e , Chineke, Ubangiji,Olodumare,  please forgive us our sins if this is a result of our sinful life but
I HAVE A SPECIAL PRAYER, "DEAR LORD, HELP US TO FLUSH OUT ALL OUR CORRUPT LEADERS WITH AN UNENDING FLOOD, BY THAT TIME WE WILL ALL PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME,SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL BE WITH EVERY NIGERIAN MASSES ALL THE DAYS OF THEIR LIFE,FOREVER AND EVER (amen)

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chicco77 at 09:32 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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amen
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PidginMOUTH at 09:34 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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god help us end time is here
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Neglito at 09:45 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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DOUBLE WAHALA FOR DEAD BODI AND THE OWNER OF THE DEAD BODI. GOD HAVE MERCY
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nonsovin at 09:53 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Neglito on 09:45 AM, 28/10/2012
DOUBLE WAHALA FOR DEAD BODI AND THE OWNER OF THE DEAD BODI. GOD HAVE MERCY
Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin
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nonsovin at 09:55 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 09:19 AM, 28/10/2012
Oh Lord our God!  what have we done to deserve this?  I think you once promised never to discipline us with Flood again?  is Nigeria another Sodom and Gomorrah?
Dear PAPA God'e , Chineke, Ubangiji,Olodumare,  please forgive us our sins if this is a result of our sinful life but
I HAVE A SPECIAL PRAYER, "DEAR LORD, HELP US TO FLUSH OUT ALL OUR CORRUPT LEADERS WITH AN UNENDING FLOOD, BY THAT TIME WE WILL ALL PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME,SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL BE WITH EVERY NIGERIAN MASSES ALL THE DAYS OF THEIR LIFE,FOREVER AND EVER (amen)
ASO! YOU DON COME AGAIN
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Ngeboju at 10:08 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Becareful of what you post some time on net
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oluwaseyi4 at 10:32 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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SORI O
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dallasp at 11:59 AM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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 :so  Sad
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proly at 12:14 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Omg
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aso4life1 at 12:23 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: nonsovin on 09:55 AM, 28/10/2012
ASO! YOU DON COME AGAIN
I don come ooo, cos I dey vex with them

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Windows8 at 12:29 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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God,have mercy on us please .
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Slimchery at 01:09 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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bad news again, naija i hail ooooh
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micc at 01:16 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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ok o
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nonsovin at 01:43 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 12:23 PM, 28/10/2012
I don come ooo, cos I dey vex with them
Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin
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aso4life1 at 01:47 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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Our Officials na fool

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Solidstonez at 03:36 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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THIS COUNTRY DON FINISH OHHHHH, OH GOD HELP US

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Biafranwar at 03:47 PM, 28/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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It's time for nigeria government to repent or else
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