- Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:18
- Written by Necus M. Andrews
The NEWS has learnt that autopsy has been placed on hold on the corpse of the man who was admitted at the JFK Hospital in Monrovia but was later reported missing and subsequently found dead within the hospital’s compound. No reason has been given for the hold. The deceased, Mr. Ballah Scott was also a senior employee of the JFK Hospital. He had served as Director for Records and Identification at the hospital at the of his mysterious death.
He was found dead on the compound of the hospital on August 14, 2012.
The late Scott worked for the JFK Hospital for 21 years. But he mysteriously went missing while on his sick bed on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 after being admitted on Monday, July 23, 2012.
According to doctors at the JFK, the late Scott was admitted at the emergency ward after falling sick with stomachache.
After his mysterious disappearance, Scott was not seen until his decomposed body was surprisingly found on the premises of the hospital.
Following discovery of his corpse, the management of the JFK promised that an immediate autopsy would be conducted on the remains of Mr. Scott to determine the cause of his death.
But, according to sources, Scott’s dead body is still being deposited at the St. Moses Funeral home in Gardnesville with no indication that an autopsy has been conducted.
Our sources said since Scott’s body was removed from the JFK mortuary and deposited at the St. Moses Funeral home, there has been no sign of an autopsy conducted as promised by the JFK authority. “It is 42 days now since Scott’s body was found on the hospital’s compound, but we are yet to see the autopsy,” a family source indicated. Circumstances surrounding Scott’s disappearance from the hospital and subsequent discovery of his dead body which sparked serous standoff between his family and management of the hospital are still unknown.
Family members have demanded an autopsy to establish what went wrong.
The Management of the JFK confirmed that Scott was admitted and treated but was discharged.
According to hospital authorities Scott apparently did not wait for his family to take him home.
The Hospital’s General Administrator, Dr. Scott McDonald statement suggested that Scott was discharged in the absence of his family.
Interestingly, family members of the late Scott including his fiancé, Bendu Kamara say they are still standing their ground that the hospital takes responsibility for Scott’s mysterious death.
According to them, they were holding the hospital management responsible because Scott was not discharge to their care.
The hospital management is yet to issue an official statement on the reported delay concerning the autopsy.