21 Feb 2008

PNG hospital plans burial for five unclaimed bodies

2:48 pm on 21 February 2008

Media reports in Papua New Guinea say five unclaimed bodies have been held at the general hospital in Mt Hagen in the Western Highlands for more than a year.

The Post Courier says the five are a woman, two men and two babies who are all locals.

The acting Director for Medical Services says no relatives have shown interest in claiming them.

Dr Guboro Urae says they will bury the bodies in the public cemetery if they are not claimed soon.