CLOSE
Loading...
20° Nicosia,
18 June, 2019
 
Home  /  News

Nicosia cops trying to locate pregnant woman

Egyptian expectant mother under mental health watch escapes hospital, possible preterm labour suspected

Newsroom

Authorities are on the lookout for a 7-month pregnant woman who was under a mental health watch when she got up and walked away from Makarios Children’s Hospital in Nicosia.

(Click here for an update to the story)

Media reports said the expectant mother, an Egyptian national who was under mandatory mental health treatment in Athalassa, was having contractions when she was transported to Makarios hospital.

But during a moment when a nurse was not watching the pregnant patient, around 10:30pm Monday night, the woman managed to walk away and later disappeared from the hospital.

Police are looking for the woman, who is said to be in immediate danger both for herself and her unborn child, as she was having contractions and could go into preterm labour.

The woman was taken to Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital on Friday, although it was not clear under what circumstances she was ordered to check in or whether she was in any type of detention. 

She is described as having a slim build, dark hair, about 1.60m, and she was reportedly wearing black yoga pants, black shoes, and a black wind jacket. 

TAGS
Cyprus  |  Nicosia  |  hospital  |  Egypt  |  woman  |  pregnant  |  contractions  |  mental  |  health  |  Athalassa  |  Makarios  |  police  |  nurse  |  maternity

News: Latest Articles

Slain 6-year-old girl found in Cyprus two months after her mother’s body was discovered in a mine shaft

Body found in Memi Lake

Slain girl found in Cyprus two months after mother’s body was discovered in a mine shaft
Newsroom
 |  NEWS
Kotzias signed the Prespes agreement with Skopje when he was foreign minister.

SYRIZA, Kotzias-led movement part ways

In a statement, Pratto said SYRIZA had adopted a stance “that does not reflect our joint actions and struggles over the ...
Kathimerini Greece Newsroom
 |  NEWS
X