By BBN Staff: It made headline news last week when the story broke of a man in Southern Belize who was told by Health Officials that he had to keep his dead wife at home because the morgue was not working.
The morgue has reportedly been out of operation for more than a month.
The Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP) today called out the Government and the Ministry of Health to get their priorities in order and fix the morgue as soon as possible.
“How many times have we as a nation, listened to the Prime Minister boast about some road or roundabout yet, our health system continues to spiral downward as a result of neglect? This is 2019, in a country where our Ministers drive luxury SUV’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, fly first class all over the world and live lives of extravagance yet, the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital has not been working for over a month and there is no timeline for it to be repaired,” the statement from the PUP said.
The PUP also slammed the UDP administration for being able to find millions of dollars for the ‘Yes to ICJ Propaganda’ campaign but cannot fix the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital.
The PUP condemned ‘the skewed priority of the government which has led to the deterioration of Belize’s health system.
The party calls on the Minister of Health to address the issue immediately.