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Newborn baby declared dead, found alive

A premature baby, who had been proclaimed stillborn by doctors in northern Malaysia, turned out to be alive.

world Updated: May 21, 2007 15:53 IST

A premature baby, who had been proclaimed stillborn by doctors in northern Malaysia, turned out to be alive, local press reported on Monday.

Azmi Masiron, 26, was preparing for the funeral of his newborn baby girl at home in Kedah state when he noticed a movement from the baby placed on the funeral shroud.

The shocked father then called for an ambulance to take the baby back to the Jitra Hospital where his 28-year-old wife had given birth an hour earlier, the New Straits Times reported.

Earlier, just minutes after the delivery, doctors there informed Azmi his baby had died and told him to make the funeral arrangements.

During the five km ride from hospital to home, the baby did not move.

The premature baby, who weighed 330 grams, has been placed in an incubator at the paediatrics ward at the hospital.