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Liberal Democrats present petition calling for a CT scanner in Birmingham

December 5, 2017 10:22 AM

CT ScannerLiberal Democrat campaigners, Shaukat Ali Khan and Gerry Moynihan will today see see their petition calling for a CT Scanner in Birmingham presented to the Council. The petition, which received over 11,000 signatures, calls on the Council to put in place the modern technology that the Birmingham Coroner needs to speed up post mortem examinations, so that the bodies of deceased people can be released to their families quickly.

Shaukat said "The days of dissecting bodies during a Post Mortem have ended in many parts of the world and several local authorities in the UK have acquired CT scanners. I am calling on Birmingham to follow suit and facilitate the Birmingham Coroner in acquiring a CT scanner."

Gerry added "In the 21st Century, digital era, innovatory and progressive local authorities are increasingly supporting the adoption of digital autopsies, by the use of a CT scanner and software to build a 3 dimensional image for analysis by a pathologist. This will allow post mortem examination to be sped up and the bodies of deceased people released to their families quicker."