Malindi mortuary closed for renovation
17 December 2012, 11:15
North Coast residents who depend on Malindi district hospital mortuary have been forced to transfer bodies of their beloved ones to give way for repairs to the morgue which has been in bad state for many months.
The facility serves locals from Tana River county Lamu and Kilifi County since the hospital is a referral one to in the North coast region.
Malindi district medical superintendent Doctor Morris Buni said that the facility could not run any more after their equipment developed mechanical problems and they were forced to close it down early this month.
“The facility is being renovated and its being sponsored by Malindi CDF for one million shillings. The refrigeration equipments in the hospital mortuary had developed problems but they are being repaired now,” said Doctor Buni.
He said the facility can accommodate only 12 bodies compared to the new machines being installed which will accommodate 84 bodies after completion of the ongoing renovation in early January 2013.
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