The bodies of more than 20 persons who died from COVID-19 in the Sunyani in the Sunyani Municipality are yet to be buried because of the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to facilitate their burial, Municipal Environmental Health Analyst (EHA), Mr. Daniel Owusu Korkor, has disclosed.
“We don’t have the EPPs, especially the coverall, how do you expect us to bury COVID-19 dead bodies without them”, he stated.
He was speaking during the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited stakeholder’s Sanitation Dialogue in Sunyani in the Bono Region.
Mr. Korkor said the municipality started recording COVID-19 deaths in November 2020 and so far, 16 bodies had been buried since January 2021.
“After the first burial in January 2021, the Sunyani Municipal Assembly’s EHA Department has not been able to carry out any more burials due to the lack of PPE,” he indicated.
The dialogue brought together stakeholders from various public and private institutions to discuss issues affecting the country’s efforts in keeping the environment clean and find sustainable solutions to such sanitation problems.
It was organized on the theme; “Keep Ghana Clean” as part of GCGL’s strategy to drive awareness and education on improved sanitation in the country.
The programme is being funded by Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management organization with support from the Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA) and McVities.
Already, similar programmes have been held in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Volta, Eastern, Oti, and Ahafo regions.