Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “I am shocked and deeply saddened at these deaths. This must be a horrific time for all the families and my heart goes out to them.
“To lose a baby is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family and I am sure I speak for people across Northern Ireland when I say they are in our thoughts at this very difficult time.
“It is absolutely crucial that the public have the utmost confidence in our health service and that is why I am saying it’s essential that there is a searching investigation into these deaths. Everything possible must be done to prevent any further deaths of this nature.
“The Minister must reassure the public that all that can be done is being done to address this matter and I am calling on him to make a statement in the Assembly on Monday to inform people of the actions he is taking to help prevent deaths like these in the future.”