Eye of a Child has asked for consented efforts in recovering a missing child who is suspected to have been stolen at Phalombe Health Centre on Monday.
The organization’s Executive Director Maxwell Matewere said that his organization was equally disappointed with the issue, attributing it to the security lapses facing the country.
He said there is also need to sensitize parents and guardians on the need to provide security to their children as stipulated in the laws of the country.
A four-hour-old baby girl was on Monday stolen at Phalombe health centre.
According to the mother of the baby, Tressa Mukoko Kasowa, 18, of Mateyu village, T/A Kaduya in Phalombe, the baby was delivered earlier same day at around 4 pm in the maternity ward at the health centre.
Later at around 20pm, she left the baby in postnatal ward and went out to relieve herself, only to find out the baby has been stolen when she returned to the ward.
There was no electricity in the entire hospital facility and it is believed that the culprits took advantage of the darkness to commit the crime.
A nurse-midwife technician who was on duty at the time of the incident reported that Kasowa had a normal delivery and that she was just being kept at the postnatal ward for observation.
Currently, Police have instituted a manhunt following the incident.