Post-mortem PCR not mandatory for all deaths – Health Ministry

Dead body legs

Performing post mortem PCR is not mandatory for all deaths (hospital or non-hospital deaths), Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said.

If required a post-mortem PCR can be conducted at the discretion of the relevant Judicial Medical Officer (JMO), Dr. Gunawardena said further.

If diagnosed of COVID-19 infection, the method of disposal remains the same, adhering to previous circulars until further notice, the circular noted.