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Tensions throughout the country continue to rise due to spike in Coronavirus cases and deaths. Mortuary workers are no exception. Over the span of one month, a total of six mortuary workers are feared to have died from the virus.
Richard Kofi Jordan, the General Secretary for Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) has disclosed that the deaths were recorded between December 2020 and January 2021. This has caused feelings of alarm and panic among health workers, discouraging them from reporting to work.
Kofi Jordan linked the causes of deaths to the lack of Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) during Otec FM’s “Asem Beba Dabi” with Akosua Agyeiwaa Kodie.
“Six people have mysteriously died within one month which I suspect to have caused by the coronavirus because we don’t have any protective gears in our lines of duties. The situation is scaring most workers from going to work,” he revealed.
“The Health authorities don’t think about the welfare of us because we have complained far too long about the unavailability of PPEs, but they haven’t solved our problem”, he further stated.
“Very soon we will lay down our tools for the Health authorities to handle the dead bodies, and this time, no amount of words can convince us to come back. We are also human beings,” the General Secretary vehemently cautioned.