Baby boy dies after being rushed to hospital from nursery

IPOH (Bernama) – A four-month-old baby boy died shortly after being rushed to hospital after being taken from a childcare centre in Bandar Seri Botani on Friday.

Meor Ikram Addnan, 32, said his son Muhammad Aakif Iskandar was confirmed dead when receiving treatment at the Emergency Department of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (RPBH) at about 6.55pm.

According to him, he took his son to the hospital after being informed by the caregiver that the youngest of the three siblings was weak and unconscious at about 6pm.

“When I picked up my son at the nursery around 6.10pm, my son was already pale and unconscious, with his limbs flaccid. I rushed him to the Emergency Department of RPBH.

“The doctor tried desperately to save my son, but the pulse and heart had stopped and my son was confirmed dead at about 6.55pm,” he said when met at the Forensic Department of RPBH yesterday.

According to him his youngest son was in good health and only had a runny nose due to cold.

He said he also sent his one-year-old second son to the nursery while his eldest child was a five-year-old girl.

“As I was sending two of my children to the nursery, I always check to see if there are any bruises on them but there are none,” he said, adding that he started to send Muhammad Aakif Iskandar a month ago, after his wife Ismahani Zainal Abidin, 30, a bank employee went back to work after maternity leave.

Meor Ikram who worked as a storekeeper in a supermarket, expressed his aggravation over being informed late by the caregiver of his son’s condition.

Muhammad Aakif Iskandar was buried at the Kampung Changkat Larang Muslim cemetery after Zohor prayers yesterday.

Meanwhile, Ipoh Police Chief ACP Mohd Adli Tamby confirmed receiving a report of the incident from the child’s father.