The hospital had never have this facility before, and with the current changes of heath quality aspects (standards ) and the disease burdens of outbreaks , risks of spreading infections to health care workers and even the dead body handlers, it is highly recommended to have this facility at the hospital . With our set up at least a one which can accommodate 2 bodies at time could be sufficient.
The estimated costs for a fridge with capacity of handling 2 bodies is around Euro 16000, this includes, transport from Dar es Salaam, Installation and user training and renovation of the mortuary building as per the standards.
Mortuary cold room fridges gives more time for storage, it happens there are some dead corpses that are unidentifiable and there are facilitates needed to store them properly, so that they remain identifiable for longer times. Mortuary refrigerators are the only solution to this problem.
A morgue or mortuary
In a hospital or elsewhere is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or respectful burial, cremation or other method. In modern times corpses have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition.
Reasons for refrigerating
- The Body before burial or cremation.
- Sometimes there cases which need to wait for a postmortem.
- Refrigeration is the easiest, most economical method of body preservation. When a body is preserved though refrigeration, it is kept at a temperature below 40°F, which sufficiently delays decomposition.
The hospital has adequate infrastructure in place, reliable electricity, water and human resources to work for this particular service.
No cold room to keep the dead bodies.
Why is it needed
The rate of death due to trauma is very high in this region. Often this results in death on arrival in our Hospital, being the most reliable and reputable hospital in south of Tanzania.The number of dead bodies range between 5 to 10 per month. Therefore this particular service is of high importance.
The quality of health services in the hospital will be improved based on the fact that the hospital is enrolled to Laboratory quality improvement towards accreditation as per WHO ISO 15189. Currently the lab has 4 stars, among the hindrance factors to attain 5 stars rating is lack of standard mortuary dead body refrigerators.
How to donate
You are advised to contribute or donate directly to the hospital account:
CRDB Hospital euro account euro no: 1950017336500
CRDB Hospital Tshs account no: 0151017336500
Your support will be highly appreciated.