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Parliament wades into KATH ‘missing’ baby saga

Source: tv3network.com

Dead stillborn baby

Dead stillborn baby

Parliament has served notice that it will make its views on the ‘missing’ babies at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) known after investigations by state agencies are completed.

This was made known by Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho on Tuesday, March 4 after Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase Constituency Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, who is also the Majority Chief Whip, read a statement calling for speedy investigations into the saga.

Alhaji Muntaka pointed out that there is the need for deeper investigations to be done by carrying out a public forum in all the regions of Ghana for persons who might have suffered a similar fate to come out.

“So we will be better informed how to restructure facilities to prevent this occurrence,” he stated.

Suweiba Abdul-Mumin, a resident of Aboabo-Zongo, a town in the Asawase Constituency, “lost” her baby after delivery last month.

Family members were not satisfied with the response given by the Hospital’s authorities when they requested the body of the alleged still-born for burial, according to Islamic custom.

Irate youth from Aboabo-Zongo stormed the Labour Ward of the Hospital for the body, reportedly inflicting harm on nurses and doctors on duty.

The Former Minister of Youth and Sports condemned that attack by the youth, saying: “The hospital should be the last place anyone will want to carry out a demonstration whether peaceful or not.”

He entreated Ghanaians to be vigilant and report any suspicious person who is found with a baby that might not be theirs to the police.

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