Health and Wellness MEC, Nomfrench Mbombo, says she’s satisfied with the progress of completing the Observatory Forensic Pathology lab.

This is despite the project being delayed several times.

The construction of the facility – valued at R280 million – will replace the Salt River mortuary.

Construction started in April 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in February next year.

Mbombo’s spokesperson, Tanya Davids, says it will play an important role in the delivery of services to people of the province.

“Minister Mbombo embraces this new institution as will assist in combatting crime – an issue the Department of Health and Wellness would like to tackle head-on. So, too, contributing to the criminal justice system and ensuring that the perpetrators are being brought to book. Despite Minister Mbombo being pleased with the process, Minister Mbombo called upon the contractors to have the snags fixed with a high level of urgency.”

Images: Facebook/WC Govt Health and Wellness MEC Dr French Mbombo