Sewum Health Centre in the Aowin District of the Western North Region is recording newborn babies with some vital parts of their body missing.
According to Starr FM, the midwife in charge of Sewum health Centre Gifty Adwoa Adjanor has stated that pregnant women are losing their babies as a result of drinking contaminated water mixed with chemicals used for illegal mining activities (galamsey) in the community.
She disclosed that the facility has recorded a number of newborn babies without some vital part of them such as the nose, eyes, eyes, and mouth.
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She continued that since the only drinking water is the same as the one been used for illegal mining, the traditional rulers and residents help fight against galamsey in order for pregnant women to have healthy babies with no deformity.
Sewum is a cocoa-growing community and also a notorious illegal mining community in the Aowin District of the Western North region. Drinking water in the community is heavily contaminated with chemicals used by illegal miners.
The Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services Mrs. Eva Mensah at the GHS made the revelation Sunday, May 9 during a Mother’s Day ceremony organized by GHOne TV and Starr FM to celebrate midwives in the country.