RESEARCH has shown that if the problem of jaundice occurs within 24 hours after the birth of a child, it is a health issue and the important thing is to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Godwin Mollel said this while answering the question of the Member of Parliament for Special Seats, Mariam Kisangi (CCM).

In his question to Kisangi, he asked if the government does not see the need to conduct a study to find out the cause of babies turning yellow after birth and the mother is exhausted.

Dr Mollell said many studies have been conducted nationally and internationally to find out the cause of babies turning yellow after birth.

He said that they have shown that if jaundice occurs within 24 hours after birth, it indicates a health problem and that it is necessary to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment.

Dr. Mollel said that if the problem occurs after 24 hours, it is often due to the normal causes of the child's body reducing the many red cells he had in the mother's womb and that a thorough examination is also necessary to be sure.

"The issue of research is important and it is a continuous issue in medicine," said Dr. Mollel.