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Officials of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of ‘high risk’ ask priority to be vaccinated against COVID-19


The officials of the #Institute of #Legal #Medicine and #Forensic #Sciences (IMELCF), classified as staff of “high and very high risk”, they asked the #Minister of #Health, #Luis #Francisco #Sucre, to be included in the priority lists of vaccination against COVID-19.

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#This request is made based on the ato exponential risk which they face for the functions they perform.

The statement bears the signature of #Jose #Vicente #Pachar, general director of the IMELCF, and sets out which are those risks to which the experts and their assistants are exposed.

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“The experts and assistants of experts of the #Institute of #Legal #Medicine and #Forensic #Sciences, by the nature of their functions at the service of the administration of justice (handling of corpses and evidence contaminated with the virus, care of potentially positive people), are exposed to the risk of contagion by COVID-19 “, indicates the communication sent by this institution to #Sucre.

#He adds that the disease is spreading rapidly in the country, increasing the possibility of contamination and the number of government officials. IMELCF affected by this deadly virus.

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“The decrease in the forensic workforce has a negative effect on the development of forensic functions, resulting in serious consequences for judicial investigations”, manifests.

#It adds that the risk of workers when SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, depends in part on the type of tasks they perform, known as occupational exposure. ‘

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#Unclaimed corpses were buried last #Sunday in the #Utivé cemetery.

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days the vaccination process should begin at the national level, as announced by #Cortizo.

“#Since #June, and by indications of the COVID-19 #Committee, all IMELCF collaborators were classified according to their levels of exposure to the risk of this virus”, concludes the note with the request to the #Minister of #Health to be included among the first to receive the vaccine.

SEE ALSO: #Deaths from COVID-19 in #December exceed the worst month of this pandemic, which was #July

#It should be noted that the request of the officials is made at a time when the president #Laurentino #Cortizo #Cohen, announced that within the next 90 days the massive vaccination process in the country will begin.

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The announcement made by the president comes at a time when there is a crisis as a result of the increase in infected people, which has led #Panama to be the number one country in the world in terms of registered cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

#Also at times when #Panama it is poised to reach 4,000 deaths from this respiratory disease.

#Due to the increase in deaths that have been registered in the country by COVID-19, The IMELCF carried out last #Sunday the solemn burial of 46 unclaimed corpses from the judicial morgues of #Panama, #La #Chorrera, #Aguadulce and #La #Palma.





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