Western Cape Health department

Backlog of 176 bodies awaiting postmortem

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will on Monday meet with the Western Cape Health Department to table recent issues relating to the slow release of Muslim bodies currently awaiting autopsies in the province’s mortuaries.  This as the metro’s Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) has a backlog of 176 bodies awaiting postmortem.[…]

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Muslim undertakers protest outside Salt River mortuary

A group of Muslim undertakers under the Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum are gathering outside the Salt River Mortuary this morning to protest the current backlog of autopsies. The Forum says state mortuaries have had a long standing policy of prioritizing the autopsies Muslim bodies but this policy was allegedly[…]

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Get your flu vaccinations, urges department

The Western Cape Health department has put in place plans to distribute 100 000 influenza vaccinations at clinic across the province to prevent people from getting the virus during the winter season. The initiative forms part of the work between the national government and the provincial government which focuses on[…]

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