Patients at Chegutu District Hospital are reported to be sharing wards with corpses since mortuaries have been dysfunctional for over six months now.
It is alleged that the authorities would leave dead bodies in the wards until their collection by funeral homes.
A Herald article has reported that corpses are not given proper attention after doctors certify them dead. The article also claims that a road accident victim was left lying in blood for hours last Friday after doctors had certified that the victim had died.
A nurse at the institution also confirmed the news. The nurse said:
All the people dying here are covered with blankets and they remain in the wards with patients until their next of kin claims the body. The situation becomes more complex when some bodies spend two to three days unclaimed.
More: The Herald