SLEEPING soundly, clerk Hasrini Hasin’s one-day old firstborn was oblivious to the attention showered on her when Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang Island Chapter members paid a visit to the Penang Maternity Hospital.

MRCS had welcomed her as a Red Crescent baby to honour International Red Cross Society founder Henry Dunant, who was born on May 8, 1828, in Geneva,

“We have been doing this since the early 90s and today, we’re happy to welcome eight Red Crescent babies born on May 8 at the Penang Maternity Hospital,” MRCS Penang Island chapter acting chairman Nancy Cheah said.

Hasrini, 27, said her 3.52kg baby girl was born at 2.09am, and thanked MRCS for the hampers.

“I will encourage her to join MRCS to help and care for others,” she said.
Assistant accountant Siti Nurbaya Osman, 38, who delivered her sixth child at 9.10am that day, said she too hoped that her daughter would join the MRCS when in school.

“My eldest child who is in Year Four is an MRCS member and I hope that my youngest can follow in her footsteps and learn to have compassion for people.
“I also hope that my children show interest in medicine and in serving others so that they can grow up to be doctors and perform noble deeds,” she said.

Eight babies, four girls and four boys, by four local and four foreign women were born at the maternity hospital.