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  • Updated: February 16, 2024

Kwara government seals substandard mortuary facility

Kwara government seals substandard mortuary facility

The Kwara state government has sealed a privately owned mortuary facility “Omosebi Mortuary” in GaaAkanbi area of Ilorin over substandard operations.

Government officials  led by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-imam sealed the facility on Thursday after paying an unscheduled visit.

The Commissioner said that the action was a decisive move to ensure compliance with standards of care for the good people of Kwara State whether alive or dead.

She further noted that aside its state of being substandard, the facility, referred to as ‘Omosebi’, is unknown to the Ministry of Health as a registered Mortuary service provider.

Addressing press crew shortly after ordering the official closure of the facility, the commissioner said, "It is important to preserve the dignity of our dead ones and ensure that infectious diseases do not reach the living from poor management of their remains, this facility does not meet the required standard."

The Director of Medical Services and Training, Dr. Musiliu Odunaiya, however, directed the Morgue handlers to report to the State Ministry of Health Headquarters at Fate to resolve relevant issues and ensure the facility is safe for public use.

He also called on members of the public to take the remains of their loved ones to available Government owned facilities where their safe custody can be guaranteed.

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