Girl child abandoned after birth at Noida govt hospital
According to hospital authorities, a resident of Salarpur-Bhangel village in Noida was admitted on July 2 and gave birth to a premature baby of seven months on the same day. According to hospital authorities, the mother left her child on the same day.Updated: Jul 29, 2017 22:14 IST
A 27-day-old girl child has been allegedly abandoned by her mother at the ESIC Hospital in Sector 24 soon after she was born.
The girl child, who was born prematurely, is being looked after by the hospital staff for the last 27 days. The staff, who were hopeful that the girl’s parents would turn up to take custody of the child, have now turned to the police and the child welfare committee to track the child’s parents.
According to hospital authorities, a resident of Salarpur-Bhangel village in Noida was admitted on July 2 and gave birth to a premature baby of seven months on the same day. According to hospital authorities, the mother left her child on the same day.
“No one has come forward (to claim custody) from the day her mother abandoned her. We have been looking after her since in hope that she will return to seek her custody. We have now informed the police about the abandoned baby along with the Aadhaar card details of the mother,” said Dr Neelima, director, ESIC Hospital.
The police, child welfare committee and an NGO have joined hands to track the mother of the child.
“It is highly unlikely that the mother is a juvenile as she has an ESI card with her. It may be that the woman abandoned the child as it turned out to be a girl. We are treading carefully as this is a sensitive case. Our priority is to locate her parents and find out why they abandoned her,” Satya Prakash, program manager, FXB India Suraksha, said.
According to Prakash, it is the 21st such case he has encountered in Noida in the last six years. He further stated that in case the police fail to locate the parents of the child, it is likely that the custody of the child will go to state government.
“The child welfare committee will seek medical certificate of the girl child from the hospital authorities. After that, her transfer certificate for adoption in Mathura will be prepared,” said Prakash.
According to Umed Singh, station house officer of Sector 24 police station, they are taking all efforts to locate the mother. “We have got the details and are coordinating with the child welfare committee to track the mother,” said Singh.
First Published: Jul 29, 2017 22:14 IST