Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) conducted the third mass burial for 2023 where PMGH laid a total of 27 bodies as well as 13 body parts to rest at the 9mile Cemetery on the 25th October, 2023,
That’s according to a statement from the office of the CEO, Dr. Paki Molumi.
There was a total of 296 bodies that were kept in the PMGH Mortuary which unfortunately only had a storage capacity of 150.
Mr. Albert Tole, OIC of the PMGH Mortuary explained that the bodies buried in the mass burial were all from deaths in the period of April 1 – May 31 and there are plans to undertake another mass burial for the period of June-July.
“Even with the mass burial, there is still overcrowding at the facility.”
Meanwhile Tole added that the hospital had funded up to K40, 000 for advertising and the contractor who provides coffins, transportation and conducts the burial.
“The hospital funds up to K40, 000 for mass burials which include the cost of advertising in the list of unclaimed bodies in the two dailies and the contractor who provides the coffins, transportation and burial.”