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Abandoned baby faces infection risk

india Updated: Apr 18, 2012 02:30 IST
Divya Sethi

Several childless couples are keen to adopt the two-month-old baby, who was abandoned by her parents at the Civil Hospital last week. Though she is being taken care of the hospital staff, the toddler continues to face risk of being infected. The baby weighing 3.75 kg has become popular among the staff.

Doctors cannot shift the baby to a children home without completing the official formalities.

“Though the hospital authorities are taking care of the baby, there are chances of infection. Respiratory infection is the most common,” said Dr Rajiv Chabbra, head pediatrician, Artemis Health Institute.

He said the child should have been shifted to the government children shelter in Panchkula. “If the child gets infected, who would be responsible?”

Dr Asruddin, principle medical officer, said, “For shifting her at Panchkula, we need to complete some paper work. And in this process various departments are involved.”

He said many couples are approaching the hospital authorities for adoption but because stringent rules, the baby cannot be handed over to anyone.

“We follow the guidelines of Central Adoption Resource Authority. The child will be brought at the children home with the required documents. We will also advertise about the child. After completing all formalities, she can be adopted," said Sudhir Kant, project officer, Child Welfare.

The DC of Gurgaon, PC Meena, said, “It is a serious matter and necessary action would be taken at the earliest.”