According to the news of the Yonhap agency, in the statement made by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of South Korea, it was reported that about 12 percent of more than 2,000 babies born across the country, who were not officially registered, died.
The Ministry stated that the number of babies found to have died within the scope of the investigation increased to 249.
The police referred 7 cases to the prosecutor’s office on suspicion of murder.
While it was confirmed that 1025 of the babies not registered in the population were alive, it was recorded that the investigation regarding 814 of them continues.
The ministry stated that there are 2,123 babies born between 2015 and 2022 in the country, who were hospitalized but not registered in the population records.
More than 2,000 babies born after 2015 are not officially registered
It was recorded that 1263 of the babies, who were not officially registered, were from the capital Seoul and the surrounding regions.
It was reported that the South Korean Board of Supervision and Inspection plans to launch an investigation to find out the status of the babies.
According to South Korean law, health institutions are not required to report newborn babies to government agencies.
Parents must enroll their children within one month of birth.
In case of not reporting the birth, low fines without deterrence are imposed.