First autopsy center of deaths caused by COVID-19 put into operation  in Armenia

ArmInfo.The first mort house, designed for organizing autopsies for especially dangerous infections, was overhauled and put into operation in Armenia.  According to the RA Ministry of Health, the mort house meets all  international...

First autopsy center of deaths caused by COVID-19 put into operation  in Armenia
ArmInfo.The first mort house, designed for organizing autopsies for especially dangerous infections, was overhauled and put into operation in Armenia.  According to the RA Ministry of Health, the mort house meets all  international standards. The building of the mort house of the Kotayk regional branch of the  Scientific and Practical Center of Forensic Medicine is equipped with  modern equipment. It consists of two separate autopsy rooms, complete  with one-section and three-section tables. One of the premises is  intended for autopsy for the purpose of forensic medical examination  of the bodies of persons who have died from especially dangerous  infections, including coronavirus disease. These rooms have separate  entrances, ventilation systems that are not connected to each other,  and the infectious room is also equipped with a special supply and  exhaust ventilation system and HEPA filters. The mort house building has two separate entrances for receiving  corpses, two separate multi-chamber refrigeration systems with  electric taps for storing corpses of persons who died from infectious  and non- infectious diseases, as well as a separate entrance for  citizens and staff. The offices of the medical staff are isolated  from the morgue. Recognition of corpses is organized by means of a  special system using video cameras and remote communication.  To  recall, earlier, according to the amendments made to the RA law "On  medical care, public services", a ban was introduced on the  pathological and anatomical autopsy of the bodies of those who died  from the coronavirus, since this procedure should be carried out in  special morgues that meet the standards for the autopsy of infectious  corpses. The corresponding construction work of the above morgue  began in Armenia in April.