A crown prince has reportedly paid the hospital bills for a mum and her newborn quadruplets stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Suliyat Adulkareem, 29, gave birth to two boys and two girls at Dubai’s Latifa Hospital for Women and Children on July 1, CNN reported.
All four were born prematurely and delivered via caesarean.
The family, from Nigeria, didn’t have insurance though so Dubai’s Nigerian community and other residents donated $15,900 to help.
But the hospital told CNN Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum found out about the family’s plight and paid the bills himself.
The babies’ father Tijani Abdulkareem, 32, told CNN he was “still in shock” the prince came to the family’s aid.
“I had been sleepless wondering how to pay the bill," he said.
The new dad added the prince had done his family “a huge favour”.
Mr Abdulkareem said he planned to name two of his children after the prince.
Reports about how much the crown prince paid are inconsistent, but, according to Nigerian news site Naija News, he forked out $168,000.
The United Arab Emirates has more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases and 349 deaths according to Johns Hopkins University data.
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