PLACENTA PIT CAUSES OFFENSIVE ODOR
ST.Gregory hospital entranceST Gregory catholic hospital located in the Gomoa east district, Gomoa Buduburam to be preside. Is one of the renowned hospital we have in central region, kasoa. The hospital placenta pit causes offensive odor.
Due to the total amount of birth a day, the placenta pit causes offensive odor.
They open from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours. The hospital has a small placenta pit. Comparing the number of ante-natal and post-natal to the size of the pit, its very small. therefore causing offensive odor. During the year 2013, the vision of expanding the hospital came into reality.
Since then to now, residents who live close to the hospital have been complaining about an offensive odor from the placenta pit. Mama Oretha, who sells food said “what is even paining me is that, when we reported the issue to the sanitation office, they told both residents and food vendors to meet the administrator”. She added ”I thought we taking the issue to the sanitation office was the best but rather the wrong thing we did. After finding out we can’t get help from them”.
When I visited the sanitation office to confirmed what mama Oretha said, I interviewed Mr. Ansah, the head of the sanitation unit. Mr. Ansah meets the administrator of the hospital called Mr. Mathias who promise to do something about the hospital placenta pit.
At that time, the man responsible for pouring chemicals in the pit has traveled. Thus producing offensive odor.
This was the early part of march. Later in march, residents were still complaining. Due to that, Mr. Ansah together with All Liberian Community Organization (ALI CO) visited the administrator.
“The hospital is not given permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)” say’s Mr. Ansah.
That was his observation when he visited the hospital.
story by: Beauty Sayee/pinkfmonline gh.com