MEC for health in Limpopo Dr Phophi Ramathuba will hand over 12 collection vehicles to beef-up forensic pathology at The Ranch Hotel on Monday.

Forensic Pathology renders medico-legal investigation services to determine causes of unnatural deaths and plays a big role in crime scenes. Forensic Pathology is a specialist pathology whose area of competence is the examination of persons who died suddenly, unexpectedly or violently.

These forensic pathology vehicles will be of great help in equipping the forensic pathology unit. As they render services in all the 5 districts.


“It is unfortunate that as a department, we are forced to buy these vehicles due to violence, crimes and motor vehicle accidents,” said Dr Phophi Ramathuba.

Dr Phophi Ramathuba beef-up forensic pathology tools
Dr Phophi Ramathuba beef-up forensic pathology tools

“These traumas that are taking innocent lives of our people made and can be avoided. The money used towards these resources could then be directed towards service delivery.

“These vehicles will be used to respond to various death scenes such as road traffic fatalities that are a problem. Particularly during the festive season. They will also be used to respond to the fatal GBV cases. That also require forensic pathology services to respond to the scenes,” she said.

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