Saturday, 31 May 2008

NHS says baby twins were not dumped by parents

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A Birmingham couple alleged to have dumped their twin baby girls, after having IVF treatment in India, are visiting them in a city hospital, NHS officials have claimed.
It had been reported that the parents, who have not been named, abandoned the twins at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, shortly after they were born by Caesarean section a fortnight ago, due to their gender.
It was claimed the 72-year-old father wanted sons to carry on the family name. But NHS West Midlands, the regions strategic health authority, dismissed the reports and said the parents were attentive to their needs.
A spokeswoman said: Twin girls were born at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, earlier this month by Caesarean section. Shortly after birth, the babies were transferred to a unit in Birmingham closer to where their parents live.
The parents are visiting their daughters while they are being cared for in hospital. For patient confidentiality reasons, the identity of the family, the babies and the hospital are not being disclosed.
Birmingham City Council confirmed there had not been any referral to social services.

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