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Abandoned by her own, girl child finds love among strangers

chandigarh Updated: Jun 09, 2012 21:10 IST
HT Live Correspondent

Nameless and helpless she may be, but there sure is no dearth of love for the three-month-old girl child found abandoned at a private hospital. Surrounded by doting nurses and women police personnel, who take turns to play mother to her, the infant is sure in safe hands.

An attendant of a patient admitted to Grecian Super Specialty Hospital in Sector 69 had found her wrapped in a yellow cloth, under a tree on the hospital premises on early Friday morning. It was only at about 9am when an employee Shabnam Jaswal found the man trying to pacify the infant and enquired about it that the story came to light and police were called.

Hospital staff told police that an unidentified woman was seen in the hospital complex with the child, but no one knew when she slipped out after leaving the infant behind.

Grecian hospital staff was entrusted to take care of the child. On Saturday morning, she was shifted to Phase-6 government civil hospital. At present, police personnel were acting as her guardian angels.

"Nurses and attendants of patients are trying to pitch in to nurse the child. Some attendants bought diapers for the child; others even suggested names for the child," said Shabnam.

"The child is presently being taken care of by women constables at the Phase-8 police station. She would be kept at night at the civil hospital," said Bharat Bhushan, the station house officer.

On Monday, she would be handed over to an NGO on the directives of the deputy commissioner.

"We are getting a number of requests from various residents offering to adopt the child. But the adoption process will start once an NGO gets her custody, " the SHO added.