The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital will from 2019 begin the training of prosectors to augment prosector services in the country.
The training will also raise more prosectors to replace retiring colleagues in both public and private hospitals across the country.
This was disclosed by the CEO of KBTH, Dr. Daniel Asare, during a working visit to the Pathology Department of the Hospital.
At the meeting, the CEO was informed that a good number of mortuary staff would be retiring from active service in less than a decade. This means most hospitals would be short of staff to work in most morgues across the country. As a contingency plan Dr. Asare said “We need to train prosectors as soon as possible”.
The training will run for a maximum period of six months and will entail both theoretical and practical components.
Prosectors are persons who dissect dead bodies for examination or anatomical demonstration and preserves bodies from decomposing before burial.