Amnesty International Ghana has commended Medical and Dental Council and Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for arresting professional doctors and nurses who are engaged in baby harvesting and human trafficking.
The Medical and Dental Council and the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) have jointly arrested a syndicate of doctors, nurses and social workers for their alleged involvement in “baby harvesting” and human trafficking.
The Medical and Dental Council and EOCO in a joint statement revealed that one Dr. Hope Mensah Quashie of the 37 Military Hospitals was arrested in the connection with the act on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
The doctor was arrested at his private clinic at Laterbiokershie after he sold a baby boy to undercover investigators for an amount of GH¢30,000 dating back to October 2020.
Director of Amnesty International Ghana Robert Akoto speaking to the media has expressed shock that professional doctors and nurses who are supposed to cater for the sick are rather engaging in such unscrupulous act.
Robert Akoto thus called on government to put in place structures that would monitor the operations of doctors and nurses at health facilities to avoid such situations.
He insisted that health professionals and workers should go through proper cross examinations before recruitment just like all other institutions.
He wants government to put in place structures and systems that will allow pregnant women to go the labour ward with family members and allow them sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as to who should take charge of her baby if she dies during labour at the hospital.