Financial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford is advising the management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), to resolve the missing baby saga “for human rights purposes and for professional, ethically correct policy.”
7 people have been processed for court for their suspected involvement in the circumstances under which the body of a stillborn baby went missing a few minutes after birth at KATH.
Doctors at the hospital have subsequently threatened to attend to not more than three patients per day, thus reviewing their procedures to conform to internationally acceptable standards and also to avoid overworking to prevent mistakes that will incur the displeasure of the public.
This decision was made after the Ministry of Health ordered colleague doctor and the midwife who were on duty when the stillborn baby went missing to proceed on leave.
Speaking on Citi FM’s The Big Issue, Mr. Casely-Hayford was of the opinion that KATH has made a “cataclysmic mistake” and the posturing of the doctors as “extreme”.
He further counseled the management of KATH to take measures not to allow “an opportunity like this to bring your hospital down” considering the spiritual sensitiveness of majority of Ghanaians.
He also admonished the Ministry of Health to re-examine all operating procedures in every health facility across the country to ensure proper practices.
This he said will prevent another incident of the missing baby saga still unfolding at KATH in Kumasi.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana