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The role of the forensic pathologist during a pandemic

17 Dec 2020 - 10:00

Many individuals assume that dealing with the deceased does not require the same urgency as working with a critically ill patient, however, , in a pandemic like COVID-19, large numbers of the deceased can swiftly exceed local capacities if not managed effectively and in a timeous manner. The Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) Forensic Pathologists may be faced with extraordinary challenges but are constantly adapting to effective solutions in preparation for the unknown and to successfully carry out their daily duties. 

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