Calls for Improved Procedures After Accidental Cremation of Infant
The accidental cremation of baby Aaron has brought into question whether there is a need to tighten the procedures at the morgue. Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, says that the tragedy could have been avoided and highlighted the need to make changes to ensure there is not a reoccurrence.
Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development: “Our deepest condolence go out to the mother and all her family. It is a very tragic situation to know that there was a mix up. The things can happen. You know, mistakes can be made. The thing is to learn from the error and to put in place systems to make sure that something like that does not happen again. There has to be proper marking. If you’re going to store a body, it has to be properly marked. There must be a proper death certificate linked to the storage of a body, for example. And so I am really putting out a plea really, so there’s only two things to say. Deepest condolence to the family and let us make sure that this kind of thing does not happen again with proper protocols.”