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Bidoon man accuses Saudi hospital of refusing to admit his pregnant wife

March 16, 2020 at 11:53 am

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014 [Fayez Nuredine / AFP/ Getty images]

A bidoon man – stateless inhabitant – in Saudi Arabia has accused the Dammam Maternity and Children’s Hospital of refusing to assist his pregnant wife forcing her to give birth in a car in the street.

Activists shared a video on social media of the man claimed that the hospital administration refused to admit his wife because she did not have a national identity card, forcing her to give birth in the car.

The man said the new baby is his sixth, adding that this is the first time the hospital refused to allow his wife to enter, under the pretext that new procedures were being followed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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In the video, the man appealed to Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to help.

The hospital denying the man’s allegations saying a doctor tried to help the lady but she had already given birth by the time she reached the hospital.

The hospital explained that it had filed a formal complaint against the husband who had screamed at medical staff and insulted them then fled when security arrived at the scene.