An apalling event took place on the outskirts of the city Jining in Eastern China where twenty one dead babies and fetuses were found in a river. Body tags on several of the bodies indicated that they came from the hospital of Jining Medical University.
Two mortuary workers were taken into police custody. They revealed that the family members of the deceased babies requested them to dispose of the bodies and that they were willing to pay a fee. The director and deputy director of the hospital’s logistics department were sacked and the vice president was suspended.
Such treatment of bodies is not too uncommon in China. Previous incidents includes the dumping of corpes of two adults and six fetuses in a construction site and a bag of severed limbs found in the city of Xiangfan.
Just because a body isn’t living anymore doesn’t mean it should be treated like garbage. I’m sure there were other civil ways to “dispose” of dead bodies than just throwing them into a river…