A six-week-old infant choked while being nursed by his mother on a Jerusalem bus on Monday. The young haredi (ultra-Orthodox) mother asked the bus driver to stop at the Bikur Cholim hospital when she realized that her baby had turned blue and was choking.
After treatment in the premature infants department there, he was transferred to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center
where he was hospitalized in the intensive pediatric care unit. The infant was critical condition and according to his doctors has suffered severe brain damage.
It was unclear whether the child choked as a result of the nursing or other circumstances.
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