Pakistani hospital to spend Rs.20 mn on morgue

March 17th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) A Pakistani hospital plans to spend Rs.20 million to expand its morgue after it was forced to keep many of the over 150 aircrash victims two years ago in a vegetable cold storage.

The morgue in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) now has room only for 10 bodies, the Dawn reported Saturday.

The hospital submitted the Rs.20 million plan to the government last year for expanding the morgue’s capacity to 48 bodies.

In July 2010, its morgue fell woefully short when it received bodies of the 152 victims of an AirBlue crash.

“We had such a big disaster at our hands that we had to shut down our Out-Patients operations that day,” an official said.

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