This story began on Sunday when I commented on a story about a 2 month-old baby who allegedly choked to death after drinking milk.
I decided to get involved when the baby’s father responded to my comment and revealed certain facts surrounding her death.
Her name was Adelia. On the morning of 16 March, baby Adelia was placed in the care of a nursery in Sek 10, Shah Alam while her parents, Muhammad Nizzam and Fariza went shopping for her clothes.
That was the last time they saw her alive.
At 11:36am, Nizzam received a phone call from the nursery informing him that Adelia was motionless. and was being sent to a nearby hospital.
Interestingly, it took the nursery staff a long time to get Adelia to the hospital. Nizzam, who was miles away arrived at the hospital before they did. Adelia later died at the hospital.
Doctors attending to Adelia told Nizzam that she could have been saved if she had been brought to the hospital earlier.
While there is no evidence that the nursery was responsible Adelia’s death, there are more questions than answers.
What kind of nursery is this, if there is no staff trained in first aid?
Why did they take so long to get Adelia to the hospital? Were they too busy to notice that a 2-month-old baby had choked?
How can the nursery take in a baby when it appears that no one has a clue about how to feed babies? Surely, Adelia would not have choked if she was properly fed and attended to.
What bothers me is the attitude the owner of the nursery towards Nizzam and his wife after the tragedy. According to Nizzam, no one communicated with him until after he posted a comment on the nursery’s Facebook page.
That comment was later deleted. Luckily, Nizzam took a screen capture of his post. Click the image below to enlarge.
All Nizzam and his family want now is justice for their Adelia. I hope that by sharing Adelia’s story, someone will come forward with information that will offer Nizzam a sense of closure.
Meanwhile, parents should be aware of the kind of business the nursery in question operates. Are these people in whose care you would place your loved ones?
Please share this with someone you care about. If you want specific information relating to the nursery and Adelia, feel free to leave a comment and I’m sure Nizzam will respond.
To Nizzam and family, nothing can bring Adelia back, but I pray that the precious moments she shared with you will be memories you will treasure forever.
I appreciate you.