4-month-old baby boy found unconscious at babysitter's house

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: A four-month-old baby boy was rushed to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital Seremban (TJHS) on Aug 20 after he was found unconscious at his babysitter’s house here. Muhammad Ummar Zayyan Muhammad Haikal Hafiz was reported to be in critical condition and currently being treated at the hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for internal bleeding in his brain and eyes since Monday.

When contacted, the infant’s mother, Zura Emilia Mokhtar, 26, said she received a call from the babysitter on Aug 20 informing her that her son was unconscious.

“I called my husband and immediately picked him up from the babysitter’s house. I rushed him to the hospital and the next day, he was transferred to PICU after his condition worsened,” she said.

She said the doctor had confirmed that her son was suffering from internal bleeding in his brain and eyes and was on a ventilator.

“He is my first and only son. I hope all Malaysians will help to pray for my son’s speedy recovery,” she said. The incident was quick to make its rounds on social media platforms and it was learnt that the doctor had also found several bruises on the infant’s stomach and thigh.


Muhammad Ummar Zayyan Muhammad Haikal Hafiz was reported to be in critical condition and currently being treated at the hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for internal bleeding in his brain and eyes since Monday. Pic by NSTP/ courtesy from NSTP reader

It was also learnt that the infant’s parents had known the babysitter from a Facebook page and had only been sending their son for a week. Following the incident, family members, friends and netizens have been expressing an outpouring of sympathy towards the family on Zura’s Facebook account.

Asked to comment on actions taken by netizens who had shared the incident on social media platform, Zura said she didn’t expect it to become viral.

“It’s premature to jump into any conclusion. I don’t blame anyone. I lodged a police report on Aug 20 and will leave police to investigate,” she said.

Meanwhile, efforts to get comments from Seremban district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Thiew Hock Poh, were futile. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd