Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has been confirmed as the new NSW State Coroner, after repeatedly demonstrating her uncanny ability to announce the cause of death within just minutes of a patient dying.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the appointment at the morning press conference and that it would take place effectively immediately.
“It’s something I’ve only had since the start of March 2020 so it’s a skill that’s developed relatively quickly,” Chant said.
“I mean, usually an autopsy can take anywhere up to a couple of weeks to get done and a report even longer than that. It’d mark the first time in EZFKA history that any level of government has worked this efficiently, so it’s a momentous occasion.”
Chant will also be reviewing the guidelines for causes of deaths, ensuring that as many conditions as possible are shoehorned into the definition of COVID in the coming weeks.