An upstate New York county is being pressured to ship human our bodies to a hospital 50 miles away for autopsies as a result of its distinguished health worker has not been vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus, in keeping with county officers.

Rensselaer County moved autopsies on Friday to Glens Falls Hospital from Albany Medical Center Hospital, which requires everybody who works there to be vaccinated, Richard Crist, the county’s director of operations, advised the Times Union.


The county’s health worker, Dr. Michael Sikirica, had been performing the county’s autopsies on the Albany hospital. Although Sikirica doesn’t work at that hospital, all docs who present providers there have to be vaccinated, mentioned Matt Markham, a hospital spokesperson.

Sikirica, who’s relied upon by space district attorneys to testify at homicide trials and performs autopsies for a number of counties, referred inquiries to Crist when reached at his Waterford workplace Friday by the Times Union.

Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney mentioned Sikirica advised him he expects to have the ability to carry out autopsies at Glens Falls Hospital.

A spokesperson for Glens Falls Hospital couldn’t be reached for remark concerning the hospital’s vaccination coverage, the newspaper reported.