Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes

By Advocate News Nigeria on 24/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 257,845

Gov Umahi of Ebonyi State
Gov Umahi of Ebonyi State

The Ebonyi State Government has banned the practice of embalming and keeping corpses in homes under the guise of making arrangements for burial by some communities in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, announced the ban in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday while briefing newsmen.

Umezurike said the practice was no longer acceptable and fell short of international best practices, stating that “it is unhealthy, criminal and can lead to epidemics.”

The commissioner enjoined the people of the state to desist from such acts and warned that any medical practitioner, who indulged in the practice, would be arrested and prosecuted.

“Any mortician that indulges in this is a disgrace to the profession; the doctor would be arrested and prosecuted. Diseases can be transmitted through that means; there is also some form of putrefaction taking place and building up of micro-organism.

 “The chemical used in this embalmment is not healthy; it causes allergy and other reactions to human beings, it is unacceptable,” he said.

Umezurike urged the people to report anybody who indulged in such act to officials of the state Ministry of Health or to the police.

Posted 01/10/2017 02:59:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Obono-Obla: How native doctor led panel to Ekweremadu’s...

Boko Haram kills 7 Soldiers in fresh attack...

Quality Leadership and Good Governance: The Ugwuanyi Example...

Big Brother Naija is a “Calamity”, ban it,...

Buhari not against Igbos, will release Nnamdi Kanu...

Miyetti Allah accuses EndSARS protesters of trying to...

Kidnappers received N300m ransom for 500 Kaduna Christians...

Nigerian Immigration boss tests positive for coronavirus

Doctors’ strike: FG dares NMA, rejects 21-day ultimatum...

Six dead, others injured as building collapses in...

Smile Train and Kids Operating Room inaugurate Pediatric...

Tribunal dismisses Atiku, PDP application to inspect INEC...

 

Latest News Fares soar, tension rises as Anambra fumes over Tuesday’s IPOB sit-at-home Nnamdi Kanu: South-East govs, Igbo leaders to meet Buhari, insist on political solution Govs may abuse state police, regional security outfits – Ekweremadu Gunmen kill 50 in latest attack on Kebbi Floating corpse: Anambra community bans residents from fetching water from river Woman delivers triplets while husband is in prison Gunmen abduct 15 persons In Niger State – Police 2023: There’s no reason for APC to remain in power – PDP Biafra: Pandemonium as masked gunmen attack Obollo-Afor traders Zenith Bank staff commits suicide Gunmen abduct another traditional ruler in Plateau Enugu community seeks Ugwuanyi’s intervention to end alleged police harassment

 

Most Read FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (257,847 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (257,846 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (257,846 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (257,845 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (257,845 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (257,844 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (257,842 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (257,841 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (250,430 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (249,510 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (192,164 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (190,448 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (20) NEWS (7,775) FAITH (158) POLITICS (497) SOCIETY (133) SPORTS (61) BUSINESS (376) HEALTH (60) EDUCATION (51) ENTERTAINMENT (57) INTERNATIONAL (186) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (42)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.