The pictures below were made in a Moscow morgue that accepts corpses of old people who died a natural death. The morgue is related to a couple of districts only, that’s why it accepts zero-several bodies a day.
So, let us follow the true last path of a person. It all starts with death that can occur at home or in a hospital. Condition of the corpse that is taken to a mortuary will be determined by the fact how fast it was discovered by relatives or other people.
Then an ambulance and the police are called. The doctor states the fact of death and the body is taken to the mortuary. If a person dies in a hospital, no police are usually invited.
The mortuary consists of two floors and a basement. The first refrigerator is not working due to low amount of bodies.
The table is made of granite. A body that needs to be cleaned is put on the table.
After that the body is measured to determine the sizes of a coffin which must be 20 cm longer than the body itself. Then the body is registered. The documents are delivered to a paramedic and the body is given a number instead of the name an alive person used to have.
Paramedics must take showers and clean their hands many times a day.
The register office is used by relatives who need to get death certificates.