LILONGWE (MaraviPost) — A mortuary crisis at Salima District Hospital has forced authorities there to ask for help from well-wishers so that they help out with a new one, MaraviPost has learnt.

Three of the six cold rooms at the hospital have been down for about three months now, a phenomenon which has raised concerns on health problems, local media reported Thursday.

According to MaraviPost findings, lack of security locks have also proliferated the problem further.

Mortuary attendants are currently keeping dead bodies on the bare floor, MaraviPost learnt.

Principal Health Services at the hospital George Ziba said “his office would be attending to the problem before end of business Thursday.”

He added: “We would also like to ask well-wishers to come in as the current mortuary is tiny and small. It was constructed long time ago before the population rose in the district.”

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