Several University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital patients on admission were yesterday evacuated by their loved ones after the remains of Dr. Ike Sam Enemuo, the medical practitioner who died last Friday from Ebola was kept in the hospital morgue.
Operators of Commercial vehicles made brisk business at the East-West Road in Port Harcourt as they were seen moving patients out of the hospital.
The arrival of the corpse in the hospital also spread panic and fear across the workers in the morgue who were sighted in group murmuring their displeasure by our correspondent.
Their position was that rather than keeping the corpse in the morgue the best measure to protect the general public from the risk of contracting the disease would be to cremate it.
A worker in the mortuary who spoke to orijoreporter on the condition of anonymity said: “Since a test had confirmed that it was an Ebola case, cremation should have been done on it rather than keep it in the morgue”.