2 Fake KZN hospital staff attempt to abduct babies & their moms

South Africa
Two men with department name tags gained access to Addington Hospital in an attempt to abduct newborn babies and their mothers, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health said on Monday.
It is alleged that the two men accessed the hospital’s maternity ward on Saturday and told nursing staff that they were collecting mothers and their newborn babies.

“This was under the pretext of helping the mothers register for the babies’ birth certificates, as part of government’s campaign to register all births within the first 30 days,” a statement said.

“However, the alert sister in charge of the hospital at the time refused to release the mothers and their babies, and the men left shortly afterwards.”

Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo said that the incident was shocking and concerning.

He urged all security personnel, nursing staff and mothers at all healthcare facilities to be vigilant.



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