MOSCOW, January 14 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court will begin hearing a lawsuit for abridgement of parental rights of spouses, who have been keeping their daughter in a city’s perinatal medical center for 5 years, according to information published on the court’s website.

The suit lodged by a social protection division is scheduled for January 28.

According to media reports, the 5-year girl has been living in the perinatal medical center Mother and Child since her birth because her mother believes her child is terminally ill. However, doctors have not confirmed diagnoses voiced by the mother.

In January, the perinatal hospital reportedly applied to the child protection services claiming that the girl may be discharged, but parents do not take her home.

However, parents all these years paid for the girl’s living in a separate hospital ward with nurses.

The case sparked public outcry.