Health Director Speaks on Where the Dead People Go

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Updated: February 9, 2017

In the latter part of January, the Ministry of Health had issued a notice to residents regarding the burial of persons on private lands.  In the release, Chapter forty of the Public Health Act was cited which indicates that burials should be done at approved cemeteries.  According to the Director of Health Services, Dr Marvin Manzanero, the notice was sent after a prevalence was observed particularly in the rural areas.

DR MARVIN MANZANERO

Dr Manzanero went on to speak on the implications in public health that can be incurred when this is done.

DR MARVIN MANZANERO

For those persons who are adamant on having their relatives buried on private property, the Health Director noted that there is a process that needs to be carried out.

DR MARVIN MANZANERO

If found in violation of this section of the Public Health Act, one can be fined a thousand dollars.