What forensic pathology services are

27 Sep 2017 - 11:30

FPS plays a pivotal role in the fragile health care system, particularly at the end of the life cycle. Their role is to collect the remains, and conduct autopsies if and when it is needed. There is a misconception that all deceased bodies need to be autopsied, but this is not the case.

People who die from natural causes such as heart attacks and old age are often not autopsied. However, there are instances when a medical doctor or family may request that an autopsy be performed to establish the exact cause of death. Consent of the family is not needed to perform an autopsy and the family/relatives may not deny this process.

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