KZN Health MEC performs post mortems

07 March 2017

KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has assured members of the public that come weekend, all bodies that require burial will be available.

This follows the disruption of services at Park Rynie Mortuary, in the South Coast, where the bulk of the staff have not reported for duty claiming to be sick.

MEC Dhlomo, a Forensic Pathology practitioner by profession has cancelled all his scheduled duties to partake in the performance of post-mortems on bodies that need to be released this coming weekend saying:

'I am happy to have been joined by members of the South African Police Service in this task. They are very competed and qualified for this as previously post-mortems were performed by them up until the task was transferred to the Health Department.

We have now transferred all the bodies from the Park Rynie facility to Port Shepstone mortuary where eight post-mortems will be performed today and the rest in the coming days.
Families are assured of the timeous availability of the remains of their beloveth ones for burial this weekend.'

MEC Dhlomo will be at the Port Shepstone mortuary at the back of the Police Station again tomorrow from 9h00.

Members of the MEDIA are requested to assist in reassuring the public of the timeous availability of the bodies.

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