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Baby Dies In Bus On The Way To A Hospital In Kuching

Baby Dies In Bus On The Way To A Hospital In Kuching

The 9-month-old baby died in the mother’s arms in an approximately 6-hour journey from their town in Julau to Kuching.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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Not everyone has clear access to good healthcare in Malaysia.

Some of us have to travel hundreds of kilometres to reach a specific hospital.

The baby probably drew its last breath on the bus

Recently, a mother on her way to a hospital in Sarawak faced a traumatising ordeal when her baby stopped breathing while they were travelling by bus. The incident happened last Monday (5 December).

It is understood that the mother wanted to bring the sick baby to a hospital in Kuching from their small town in Julau.

Unfortunately, on their way to the hospital, the 9-month-old baby was found weak and already lifeless when they stopped at a rest stop in Jelukong.

Based on our search on the internet, the distance between Julau to Kuching is around 395 kilometres and it’ll take around 6 hours. Apparently, it is said that there is no hospital in Julau too. Julau residents can go to nearby hospitals in Sarikei if they need to.

This sorrowful story was shared by Jessa Bandang on her Facebook account. In her post, she shared a clip of the mother holding and kissing her stiff baby dearly in her arms at the rest stop.

Many sympathized with her predicament

Even though her face looked calm and accepting, only God knows how she truly felt inside.

Netizens flooded the Facebook comments with condolences and sympathy for the mother. They admired her calm and resilient nature and said that not everyone can cope with the harrowing news like she did.

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