In the case of unnatural deaths like suicide, accidents etc postmortem is conducted to find the cause of death. Normally dead person’s friends and relatives would be waiting outside the mortuary anxiously to know the details.
To help these anxious relatives and friends, Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital Chennai has come up with this idea.
An electronic board to be kept outside the mortuary displaying the number of bodies to undergo post-mortem and the expected time for post mortem.
This would reduce chances of corruption and this would avoid conflicts with the mortuary staffs.
There were few complaints received by GH about the post-mortem staffs, who demanded money to take out the dead bodies out of freezer and release them after post mortems, in the last few months. Similar complaints from the relatives of the patients were also received inside ward is known.
With this information atleast 5 GH staffs of various wards were terminated as the patients complained about the harassment for bribes in the last 6months is notable.