Health Minister Dr. Azra inaugurated JSMU Mortuary

Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho inaugurated the new mortuary at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).

The provincial health minister was received by Vice-Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon along with Executive Director Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Professor Shahid Rasul, Registrar JSMU Dr. Azam Khan, Principal SMC-JSMU Professor Ghulam Sarwar Qureshi, Principal IPS-JSMU Huma Ali, Principal SIOHS-JSMU Zubair Abbasi, Dean SIOH-JSMU Yawar Ali Abidi, Dr. Sonu Mal, Senior Lecturer Forensic Medicine Dr. Jamila Qazi, Medico-legal officer JPMC Dr. Samia Tariq, Qazi Shabbir, and others.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Amjad Siraj Memon gave a detailed tour of the facility and briefed them about the mortuary’s state-of-the-art infrastructure. He further added that the JSMU mortuary is designed not only for preserving human bodies and Autopsy practice, but will also serve the purpose of increasing training opportunities for medico-legal professionals and students within the forensic mortuary practice.

While inaugurating the facility, Dr. Azra Pechuho praised the JSMU leadership in adding to the health facilities in the province. Sindh Health Department is working to improve and renovate the mortuaries in Sindh government hospitals, she added.
Jinnah Sindh Medical University’s new mortuary is a state-of-the-art facility.

The contemporary and easily accessible JSMU Mortuary has installed modern chillers for storing up to seven human bodies. It also includes a fully equipped autopsy suite with two procedure tables. Right above the autopsy suite, a specially designed gallery allows for in person observation of a post-mortem procedure.

The gallery is accessible from inside the University and can accommodate up to 50 people at a time. Medical students, forensic experts, and medico legal officers can benefit from this facility. The building also contains a reception and office space for medico legal and forensic personnel.

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By Arshad Yousafzai

Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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