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Couple who abandoned baby at Dubai hospital gets police case


DUBAI – A police case has been filed against a couple who abandoned their newborn baby with a disability at a hospital in Dubai.

Doctors told police that the couple visited the baby but refused to take him home. Social workers said the baby was left in the care of hospital staff for six months.

Major Ali Mohammad Al Matroushi, director of the Woman and Child Protection Section at Dubai Police, said that the parents were told that they could safely bring their child home.

Al Matroushi said that the hospital even offered medical home care equipment to help the couple take care of their baby.

“But they still did not respond and the hospital lodged a complaint against them,” the police official said. He declined to name the hospital.

Dubai Police has summoned the couple to sign an undertaking to bring their baby home. The case has been registered with Bur Dubai Police Station.

The Community Development Authority is following up the case to ensure that the child is safe. According to police, the parents are close relatives and also have an older child with a disability. ICA/Expat Media

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