Father delivers baby after hospital staff abandons him

Boynton Beach man says nurses left to attend to other patient

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Zaheer Ali and his wife are all smiles after he wound up delivering his daughter at Bethesda Hospital East.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A South Florida man helped his wife deliver their daughter because the hospital staff was not ready, he claims.

Zaheer Ali said he and his wife were abandoned by the staff at Bethesda Hospital East last weekend because another patient needed an emergency caesarian section.

So the proud father said he took matters into his own hands.

"(They) walked out of the room, left us in there alone," Ali said. "The baby came right there. I am pushing the button for her to come, ran to the door. Next thing you know, the nurse and two other assistant nurses came running in and two seconds later cut the cord, and that was it. So it happened very quickly."

A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment, citing patient privacy rules, but stated that the mother and baby are doing just fine.

Ali and his wife will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

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