– The GHS has attributed the high death rate of babies to the low number of midwives
– The Service reveals that 32,400 babies die each year in Ghana
It has emerged that over 90 babies lose their innocent lives each and every day in Ghana’s hospitals. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), most of these deaths are largely attributed to the poor health facilities in the various maternity blocks of the country.
Head of the GHS, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare has revealed that this development amount to 32,400 fresh deaths each and every year with issues of premature births, complications and inadequate nutrition also making up the numbers. But what could at all could be wrong with maternal health delivery in Ghana? Well, Dr Nsiah-Asare reveals that most of these deaths could be blamed on the inadequate amount of midwives in the system.
The revelation made by the GHS boss follows other concerns over the “baby-snatching” scandals across some health facilities in Ghana as most expectant mothers are said to prefer a private health facility than that of a public one due to the deadly shortfalls in the organisational structure.