News of the missing babies at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) was sure to ignite passions from the very moment the story broke out.
Not only has it brought anger to the affected families and sympathies for mothers who have had similar experiences, the news of what has become the ‘missing baby’ saga has also brought tears in the eyes of Mama Serwaah, a Senior Nurse at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, who stands falsely accused of maltreating patients and stealing a baby.
Speaking on the issue to Adakabre Frimpong Manso on NEAT 100.9, Mama Serwaah stated that recent occurrences reminds her of her ordeal and the great lengths she went to just to clear her name but to no avail.
“…I did everything under this Earth to clear my name but the woman whose baby had died went round every media house claiming I had stolen her child. And it took the intervention of God for the truth to finally come out”.
“…this was someone I only went to help because there was no one attending to her. Thank God she came out to speak the truth later. I even intended to sue her but I was impressed upon to let it go,” the Senior Nurse at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital revealed.
This disclosure comes on the heels of ongoing investigations into the circumstances leading to the disappearance of five babies in one night at the hospital. The Ministry of Health has directed that medical staff under whose watch the still-born babies at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi went missing to proceed on leave.
The Ministry has also referred the Doctor and the Nurse to the appropriate bodies for further investigations.
Health Minister Ms. Sherry Ayittey at a Press Briefing Thursday also revealed that her ministry will do everything possible to ensure that the truth is unraveled.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has preferred charges against seven health workers at KATH, for stealing and conspiring to steal.
But Maame Serwaah’s story has led many to come to the conclusion that a comprehensive investigations into the incident should be done because the health workers may be innocent afterall.