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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 173 - Compensation for Mesothelioma due to Occupational Asbestos Exposure

2. Diagnosis


The diagnosis of mesothelioma may be confirmed by biopsy or autopsy i.e. the positive pleural or peritoneal histological results or disease detectable at post-mortem confirms the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Alternatively, if the diagnosis is made based on positive cytology results, such diagnosis should be supported by clinical features and radiological investigations. The Medical Officers in the Compensation Office will determine if mesothelioma is present and the diagnosis was made according to acceptable medical standards.