WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s justice minister on Tuesday called on the parents of a newborn infant to come forward after they fled a hospital with their baby because they objected to medical procedures.

In a widely debated case, Polish police are seeking the couple who fled the hospital in Bialogard, in northwestern Poland, with their daughter on Friday. The couple had protested against the newborn being subjected to routine procedures — including vaccination against tuberculosis, a vitamin shot, eye drops and being wiped clean right after birth. They fled after a court ruled to limit their parental powers.

In Poland, babies are routinely wiped immediately after birth, vaccinated just hours later and sometimes given vitamins. Clinicians do not seek parents’ permission as the procedures are seen to be in line with the best medical practice and in the baby’s best interest.

Roman Labedz, a gynecologist at the hospital, has said the baby, who was born Thursday, was in good condition but required medical care because she was premature.

Prosecutors are investigating whether the parents have exposed the baby to danger and the court in Bialogard was meeting Tuesday to decide whether to uphold its earlier decision that limited the parents’ powers.

Minister Patryk Jaki said the parents “might have had a point” in their objections, but should allow the baby to be examined by a doctor who could confirm she is healthy. He said he needed to look into the case, but if the baby is fine the court might have acted hastily and in a “scandalous” way because children are the “property of the parents not of the state.”

In a video posted on YouTube a young man, whose face is obscured, says he is the baby’s father and that the couple’s only motive was the “good and security of our child.”

“We have been punished and forced into fleeing and hiding, turned into outcasts,” the man says in the video, which shows a tiny infant sleeping.