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The Western Cape Government Department of Health’s project to build the new Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) is 87% complete.
The R281 million Observatory Forensic Pathology institute which will replace the Forensic Pathology services laboratory in salt River is expected to be complete during 2020.
Frontline healthcare workers across the world are working around the clock to help save lives during the COVID-19 crisis, while those in the field of forensic pathology focus on the deceased.
Fri, 13 March 2020
Members of the Molecular Forensics Research Group stepped out of the academic environment and into a site of colours and smiles! As part of social outreach, they partook in a CANSA Sprayathon held at Kenwyn Primary School in Lansdowne.
The death of someone from COVID-19, doesn't mean they can't still spread the disease.
COVID-19 infection risks do not disappear immediately after the death of those who succumb to it. In death’s aftermath, the people closely involved with the body – families, carers, priests, hospital porters and undertakers – remain at risk.
Inspiring young women through science engagement in Biomedical Forensic Science laboratory
DATE - Friday, 12 April 2019
TIME - 08:00 – 18:00
PLACE - Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
FEES - R250 (Students) | R450 (Professionals)
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The Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) in the Western Cape was established in 2006 when the South African Police Service Mortuaries transferred to Western Cape Government Health and the Directorate Forensic Pathology Services was established within the Department of Health.