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Yousif is a 2 and a half months baby boy born in Al Qasimi hospital. His family must pay Dh 10,000 in order to get his birth certificate.
Husband lost his job and cannot afford to pay hospital bills after wife gave birth
Sharjah: An unemployed Arab man says he feels helpless and is facing a miserable Ramadan as he, his wife and newborn son are unable to return to their home country.
The couple, Reem and Ramzi, both illegal residents, are unable to get a birth certificate for their baby boy, Yousuf, and consequently a passport for him as they cannot pay the government hospital’s Dh10,000 bill.
The couple have been staying illegally in the country since Ramzi lost his job earlier this year.
Reem told Gulf News she was four months pregnant when her husband lost his job. Her husband had tried to send her home but her passport was with their landlord as they had not paid the rent.