The ministry of health and sanitation has organized a week long intensive training for doctors in charge of government hospitals in Freetown and the provinces in the area of pathology.
Also in the training were homicide officers and other officers of the Criminal Investigation Department.
The training modules were handled by the director general of medical services, Dr Arthur Williams and the pathologist in-charge of the Connaught Hospital mortuary, Dr Owiss Koroma.
Addressing participants, including students of the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) at the end of the training, Dr Arthur Williams underscored the importance of the training, adding that it would be organized at regular intervals to upgrade the skills of doctors in meeting the new technological challenges in pathological operations.
He said such trainings would also be decentralized at district level.
Dr Owiss Koroma, dilated on the legal partnership between the police, the court and the pathologist, giving different accounts of his past and present experiences.
The various key training modules treated included the pathologist and the law, fire arm injuries, identification of bullets and weapons, distance and short range bullets suicidal act, autopsy examination and some other key topics.