Johor hospitals set for 12-12-12 requests

JOHOR BARU: Hospitals are expecting to receive requests from pregnant mothers to give birth via Caesarean section on Dec 12 (12-12-12).

Puteri Specialist Hospital public relations and marketing executive Nurul Dashireen Hashim said most requests are not because of superstitious or religious reasons.

"They just want their child to be born on a memorable date because 10-10-10, 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 only come once in a century," she said here yesterday.

She said although the hospital had yet to receive any bookings for Caesarean section on Dec 12, they expected to start getting such requests soon.

Columbia Asia Hospital in Nusajaya marketing manager Christopher Kon said that the hospital had received one such request from a mother-to-be to deliver on Dec 12.

Johor Specialist Hospital senior executive for quality and public relations Ramlah Amir said that the hospital would give out special hampers to mothers who deliver on Dec 12.