The two nurses indicted by the Ministry of Health in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital missing baby saga have finally begun serving their suspension.
On Tuesday, Citi FM checks at the hospital revealed that nurses were still at post even after the health ministry’s directive for them to be suspended.
The management of the hospital said it had officially not been notified.
Public relations officer of the hospital, Mr. Kwame Frimpong, in an interview with Citi News, confirmed that the hospital was officially notified yesterday, June 19th, 2014 and immediately effected a directive as being directed by the Ministry of Health.
Mr. Frimpong says that the nurses begun their suspension the day the hospital was officially notified.
“We received all the letters yesterday and management have taken all the administrative steps to activate the directives that were given to us by the ministry with regards to this case. So, as we speak now, we have finished with all actions and with regards to the suspension of the midwives who were shift leaders on that day,” he added.
He further explained the reason why they are responsible for the missing bodies of the stillborn babies.
“They did not directly attend to the patient. They were shift leaders and according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, when they were changing over from one shift to the other, the two supervisors should have done the physical handing over of the bodies of the stillborn babies that were registered that night.”
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