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Newborn rescued from Satkhira dustbin

  • Published at 11:32 pm January 24th, 2021
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The 5-day-old boy was abandoned by her mother on Saturday night, say hospital authorities

Authorities on Sunday rescued a newborn baby boy from a dustbin at Satkhira Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Dr Shekh Kudrat-E-Khuda of SMCH said: “On Sunday morning, patients at the hospital heard the crying of a newborn baby coming from one of the dustbins here. They then informed us about the matter. 

“We rescued the five-day-old boy from the dustbin and brought him inside the hospital. One of the nurses was able to recognize the baby. A woman named Hira, 30, had admitted the baby to our hospital a few days ago.”

Dr Shekh Kudrat-E-Khuda told the correspondent that the newborn was abandoned by her mother on Saturday night.

“This baby had a premature birth. He was also malnourished. But now the baby is well in the hospital,” he said, adding that the deputy commissioner and Sadar police station had been informed about the incident.