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Calls pour in to adopt abandoned newborn

  • Published at 04:40 pm May 15th, 2019
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Photo of the child who was left abandoned at Dhaka Shishu Hospital’s toilet Dhaka Tribune

Police are trying to find the baby's parents

Police and doctors have said that they received a number of calls from people interested in adopting the newborn baby girl who was left abandoned in a toilet at Dhaka Shishu Hospital.

The newborn is currently admitted at the hospital and her health condition is fine.

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Janey Alom Munshi told Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday that they are trying to find the baby’s parents.

He said: "We are collecting CCTV footages and are closely monitoring the issue. Till now, no one has claimed the newborn.

"We are yet to find clues regarding the child's biological parents."

OC Janey Alom also said: "People have called hundreds of times after they got to know about her.

"I, personally, have received more than 100 phone calls from people wanting to know about the abandoned newborn. Everyone wants to adopt the child. We are investigating and assessing the legal process for adoption."

A family member of one of patients at the hospital spotted the newborn lying on the floor of the toilet on Tuesday, and informed ward officials. Later, the three-day-old baby was admitted to the hospital.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Dhaka Shishu Hospital’s Deputy Director Dr Mohammad Abu Tayeb said: "Condition of the baby in normal. She is doing quite well. We are taking care of her and providing her with everything she needs.”

"Several people have also brought food for the baby." 

Police are investigating the matter and trying to find the identity of the baby's real parents.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Division) Biplob Kumar Sarker has posted a status on Facebook regarding the matter.

In the Facebook post, DC Biplob urged people with any information about the child’s parents to come forward and contact Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station.

Anyone with information about the child’s parents can call police at 01713398335 or 01713373178.