As of September 25th this year there were 37 vacancies on the permanent establishment and 18 vacant contract positions at the Trinidad and Tobago Forensics Sciences Centre.
However, Minister of National Security, Fitzgerald Hinds, told the Senate there are 26 persons acting in the 37 positions of vacancy on the permanent establishment.
Minister Hinds on Tuesday afternoon provided details relating to a breakdown of how long each post has been vacant.
Minister Hinds also informed the Senate there are three pathologists at the Center at this time and attempts are being made to bring on board a fourth person.
The National Security Minister said the government will offer scholarships in the future to young people in a bid to improve the pool of persons in this profession.