Infant Boy Swapped at Hospital with a Baby Girl
KARACHI: A couple upon reaching home from a hospital realized that their new-born son was now a baby girl, been swapped at hospital.
Police were investigating Friday when the couple realise that their infant son has been swapped with a baby girl at a hospital near Karachi.
Police said the parents had taken their son to the Hilal-e-Ahmer hospital in Latifabad, where he was kept for 36 hours.
The couple took the baby home, where several hours later they discovered that it was not their son, but an unidentified baby girl.
“We are investigating the matter and hope to resolve it soon,” local police official Naik Mohammad Khosa told AFP.
There was no other complaint of any missing baby at the hospital, he said.
Sons are prized in conservative Pakistani families, and baby boys have been stolen in the past from the maternity sections of public hospitals.
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