March 4, 2014

As the missing babies` at the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) saga rages on, Majority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has called for much deeper investigation to be carried out into the matter to ascertain the facts of the unfortunate incident.

According to him, there is the need for public fora to be held in all the regions in Ghana for persons who might have suffered similar fate (their babies going missing at hospitals during birth) to tell their story to inform how to restructure health facilities to prevent a reoccurrence.

Hon. Muntaka Mubarak who is also the MP for Asawase in the Ashante Region said this while making a statement on the floor of the House concerning the issue of still birth and missing babies in Ghana with particular reference to Suweiba, an expectant mother who lost her baby at KATH under questionable circumstances, an issue which has generated national discussion.

He appealed to all persons involve; Doctors, Nurses and the family to remain calm and support the state agencies that are investigating the matter to enable them expedite action on this matter without further delay.

Hon. Muntaka Mubarak further called on the general public to be vigilant and observe to report any suspicious who is found with a baby that might not be theirs to the nearest police station to assist the security agencies to get to the bottom of this case faster.

The apparent mystery surrounding the vanishing of at least five babies born recently at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has sparked national outcry, after one expectant mother went to town over the loss of her baby boy.

Doctors have asserted that Suweiba’s baby boy died at birth but have failed to produce his body, a situation that fuelled suspicion that there has been foul play.

It has emerged after Police inquiries that apart from Suweiba’s baby, the hospital has failed to account for four other babies delivered around the same time at the Hospital.

A number of medical staff at the hospital have since been dragged to court to face criminal charges .