GMA Must Stop The Blackmail – Felix Kwakye Ofosu

A Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Ofosu Kwakye has asked the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to apologise to the family of Suwaiba Abdul Mumin.

The missing baby saga at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) involving the family of Suwaiba Abdul Mumin (mother whose stillborn baby is currently missing) sparked uproar between the hospital and the Zongo community in the area.

Doctors at KATH have vowed to work according to international standards which require that each doctor attends to only three patients a day.

This follows the Health Ministry’s directive to KATH authorities asking a doctor and a nurse at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to proceed on leave in the wake of the baby theft saga.

The Ministry also gave KATH fourteen days to produce the bodies of 5 missing babies declared dead at the facility.

The ultimatum was given after the Ministry concluded investigations into the alleged missing stillbirth babies at the facility in recent times.

Commenting on the issue on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji programme, Felix Kwakye Ofosu said he was “very astonished at the position taken by the doctors”. He condemned the attitude and stance of the doctors and asked the GMA to apologise to the missing baby’s family and avoid blackmailing government and the Health Ministry.

“It is blackmail. It means they are asking the appropriate authorities not to take the right steps to unravel the mysteries…the Ministry of Health was right to delve into it and find out exactly what happened. The blackmail in my view will not help…

There is no excuse to what happened at Komfo Anokye; I don’t think the GMA’s intervention is the right way to go. In as much as their work is appreciated, they must also understand public sentiments. GMA must apologise to the family…the fact that Suwaiba is not a doctor does not mean she should be treated in such a manner,” he stated.