VISAKHAPATNAM:Close on the heels of a hospital guard being caught while trying to burry a newborn in a graveyard at the instance of the parents, a woman abandoned her two-day-old baby girl at the Victoria Government Hospital for Women and Children (Gosha Hospital) on Monday.
This is the third incident of parents abandoning newborn girls reported from the city in a week.
The woman, as per the hospital records suggest, is Joga Devi, a resident of Malkapuram in the city. According to the hospital staffers, she was admitted for delivery by an unknown person on March 18 and gave birth to a baby girl on the same night.
On Sunday night, the hospital staffers found that the woman had gone, abandoning the baby girl in the hospital ward.
Alerted by the authorities, the women and child welfare department officials visited the hospital.
“The hospital authorities lodged a complaint with the police. The baby will be in the Sishu Gruha till her mother is traced,” said G Chinmayi Devi, women and child welfare department project director.
A case has been registered and investigations are on.