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Newborns in Dubai to have tracking devices

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Newborns in Dubai will be given a tracking device to help prevent them from being lost or taken by a stranger.

The tracking device, put on the babies’ ankles, will alert his her parents and the hospital staff if he is moved by a stranger.

According to the Dubai Health Authority, there have been no incidents of snatching of babies before. The measure only aims to provide additional security.

“The authority aims to provide hospitals, health centres and clinics with the latest smart technologies,” The National quoted Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board and director general of the authority, as saying.

Apart from this tracking devices, there will be another system that will monitor the oxygen levels in the newborns’ blood.

Many newborn babies die because of less oxygen in their blood.

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