STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Infant found abandoned

Published: 08th August 2013 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2013 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

A newborn baby girl was found from the playground of Krushnadaspur High School under Balikuda police limits on Tuesday morning. She has been admitted to district headquarters hospital.

The baby was first noticed by school teacher Malaya Kumar Lenka who informed the Medical Officer of Balikuda hospital Ajaya Swain. After preliminary check-up, she was shifted to Jagatsinghpur hospital. “The baby was just three-hour-old when she was found. She was dehydrated and had a hastily severed umbilical cord,” Swain said. As the umbilical cord was cut and tied with a thread, it implies that the baby was not born in a hospital, he added.

The district administration has, meanwhile, urged Cuttack-based Child Helpline for taking care of the baby. Member of District Child Welfare Committee Tilotama Das said this is not for the first time that a newborn was found abandoned in the district. In February, a newborn was found in a straw heap at Bahakana village of Kusupur panchayat under Balikuda police limits. A passerby heard the baby crying and informed the police. Police rescued her and after a check-up at Balikuda hospital, handed her over to a Kendrapara-based social organisation.

In October last year, a newborn boy was found near the culvert adjacent to the Mahanadi river embankment at Biribandha village. A Muslim couple have been raising the child. “Nearly 20 abandoned newborns have been found in the last one year,” Das said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp