Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has furnished the ministry of health with its report on the missing babies saga. According to Radio Ghana sources, the hospital delivered the report yesterday/on Thursday ahead of the 14 working day ultimatum.
THE SAGA OF MISSING STILLBORN BABY CONTINUES
Last month, the Health Minister, Sherry Ayittey gave the management of the hospital, 14 working days to account for some five missing babies including that of Suwaiba Mumin which has taken a national dimension. Madam Mumin delivered at the hospital but was told the baby was dead. However, the hospital could not provide her with the dead body. This lead to attack on the hospital staff by some irate youths.
The doctors and nurses at the hospital consequently went on a short strike until they were assured of enough security. The situation compelled the health ministry to conduct an investigation into the matter. It came out that, on that day, 16 deliveries were recorded out of which five were declared dead. The ministry found the development unacceptable and referred the doctor and nurse at the centre to their respective professional bodies.
Meanwhile, The family of the woman whose baby went missing at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) say they are yet to receive any information concerning investigations about their missing baby. According to the family they are happy about the Regional Security Council’s efforts but will take legal action if the baby is not produced
Another member of the family of the mother of the missing baby is threatening another strike if the body of the baby is not found by the expiration of the ultimatum, which falls on Wednesday.