Ebonyi Bans Embalming Of Corpses In Homes

Who even does this at home? Anyway, read below…..

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 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.”
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.

Edited from Punch

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