CONTAINERS will be made available at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) to keep the bodies of people who die from the Covid-19, an official says.
National Control Centre (NCC) incident manager Dr Daoni Esorom said guidelines were developed on how health facilities, communities and churches had to deal with people who died from the Covid-19.
“It takes probably nine hours for the Covid-19 virus to (remain) in the body (after death),” he said.
“The most important thing is if you adhere to our infection control procedures, we will take care of it.
“In the event that people are apprehensive, we have guidelines on how to deal with the bodies of Covid-19 (victims).”
A team is getting in touch with companies to supply five 20-foot containers which would be converted to freezers.
“There should not be anything done differently for a dead body from the Covid-19,” he said.
All the bodies are kept at the PMGH morgue.
The National / PNG Health News
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