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Marin says morgue will be up and running soon

Residents of Dangriga are frustrated with the Southern Regional Hospital’s morgue which is out of operation for the second time within six months. Meanwhile, there is also a problem with the morgue at the San Ignacio Hospital. Today, the Minister of Health Pablo Marin told the media that both problems will be resolved shortly.

Pablo Marin – Minister of Health: As soon as the morgue went down we had to do an estimate and send the proposals. It is already out there, somebody won it. It will take about sixty days if I am not mistaken and it should be coming in I think next Thursday or Friday the fifteenth. It is already there, we already bought the morgue, not only for the Western Region but also Cayo for the Southern Region so we already bought two of them. The situation that I was mad at was because the person that put that sticker on the glass should have mentioned also that we are doing things if someone has a death in the family. We can transport, we were paying for transportation to go to PG or to send it to Belmopan so there was something in place to be done.”

Marin added that family members can make arrangements with the hospital to transfer the bodies of their loved one to Western Regional Hospital.