Lagos State Government, yesterday, said the mortuary of Isolo General Hospital would be shut down from March 26, 2013 in the interest of public health.
Announcing the new development, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris urged members of the public to make arrangement to claim bodies of deceased family members or relatives kept at the morgue before commencement of closure date.
Idris said any members of the public who still required accommodation for their loved ones, could make arrangements to transfer them to Gbagada General Hospital mortuary or the General Hospital Lagos mortuary.
According to him, mortuaries at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Lagos Island General Hospital, Ikorodu General Hospital and Epe General Hospital remained open for use by members of the public.
The recently renovated mortuary in Mainland General Hospital had now been designated a Social Responsibility Centre and would henceforth receive and accommodate only some categories of bodies, the commissioner explained.