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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Make hospitals safe for newborns

The recent news that newborn babies are being stolen from hospitals, especially public hospitals, is a matter of grave concern. Earlier, in 2015, an Al-Jazeera report said that at least 16 such incidents occurred in Bangladesh's public hospitals in 2014.
Needless to say, the extent of pain and trauma the victim's parents and families go through in the case of something like this happening must be enormous. That said, it is unimaginable how someone could be cruel enough to steal a baby away from its parents right after it is born.
I urge the concerned authorities to ensure better security in all public hospitals as such incidents cannot be acceptable in any civilised society.

AHMK Baki Billah
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