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UHWI tightens security after baby is snatched from ward

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 5:43 PM
James Moss-Solomon ... visitors will now be required to present proper identification when entering the wards.

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has implemented tighter security measures since this morning's snatching of a baby from a ward at the facility.

Board chairman James Moss-Solomon says visitors will now be required to present proper identification when entering the wards.

They will also be required to sign a log book.

Meanwhile, the number of security personnel on the wards at the hospital has been increased.


IN PHOTO: The one-day-old baby who was stolen from the hospital

Moss-Solomon says hospital staff have been supporting both parents of the child.

 

UHWI Chairman James Moss-Solomon

The child was found in Rollington Town, east Kingston about 5.30 p.m.

READ: Baby snatched from university hospital found in Rollington Town

The police say a woman has been taken into custody.

According to the police she initially denied that the child was there.

However, they searched the premises and found the infant.