Member of Parliament for Asawase constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Muntaka Mubarak has called for deeper investigation into the circumstances leading to the disappearance of 5 babies at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on 5th February, 2014.
Presenting a statement on the situation in Parliament Tuesday morning, the majority chief whip said there was a need for in-depth investigation by way of public fora in all regions of Ghana so persons who have suffered the disappearance of their newborn babies in hospitals can come out and make it known to enable government restructure its facilities as a preventive measure.
“Mr. Speaker, there is the need for much deeper investigation to be done by carrying out public fora in all the regions of Ghana for persons who might have suffered the same fate as Suwaiba to come out; so we will be better informed how to restructure our facilities to prevent this occurrence”
He added that, it is important for all parties involved to remain calm and interested and support the state agencies that are investigating the matter to enable them expedite action without delay.
Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi have come under serious public attack after the body of a baby delivered at the hospital disappeared inexplicably.
The mother of baby, Mad. Suwaiba Abdul Mumin delivered the baby boy some three weeks ago. After the delivery at about 3:00am, the gender and weight of the baby was announced to her after which he was taken to a place she could not readily confirm. Few minutes later a midwife came to alert the happy mother her son had passed on. The traumatized mother then requested to be shown the body of her son but was asked to relax and recover.
Mad. Suwaiba was later on informed that the body of her son could not be found. This raised several concerns and prompted investigations which revealed that four other babiies could not be accounted for at the same ward at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).