Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – The Crown Prince of Dubai has paid off the hospital bills of a Nigerian couple who racked up a huge debt following the birth of their quadruplets in a Dubai hospital.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum rushed the to couple’s rescue after reading about their plight.
The babies—two boys and two girls—were born prematurely at Latifa Women and Children Hospital in Dubai on July 1. They had to be kept in incubation for at least six weeks.
The hospital bill of more than Dh460,000 came as a shock to the babies’ mother, Suliyac Abdulkareem, who works as a cleaner in Dubai, and her husband, a restaurant chef who earns only Dh3,000 per month.
Abdulkareem said Sheikh Hamdan’s help was a “huge relief” and was “better than a dream come true”.
The couple is naming three of the babies Hamdan, Mohammed and Latifah in gratitude of the royal help they received.
The first-time parents also thanked the Nigerian community for relief efforts and for raising Dh30,000 to pay part of the bills. ICA/Expat Media
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