Unidentified mother drops her newborn son at Civil Hospital Dadu

Human Rights

Hospital administration handed over the baby boy to women police; SHO Benazir Jamali is looking after the baby; she would adopt the baby if parents didn’t turn out; baby has been named as ‘Shahzeen’

By Allah Bux Khushik

Dadu: An unidentified mother left her newborn baby boy at the maternity ward of Dadu Civil Hospital after delivery at some unknown place on Tuesday, the hospital administration claimed.

Civil Surgeon Dr. Abdul Hameed Mirani told this scribe that an unknown woman left her baby after giving birth somewhere out of civil hospital before sunrise. “The baby was found by staff nurses when baby cried for feeding. They called mother but no one came to take baby,” he said.

“Staff nurses inquired from admitted patients but no one claimed the baby. Owing to baby’s ill health, they kept him there for a while and later handed over to Woman Protection Cell In-charge Ms. Benazir Jamali,” Civil Surgeon told.

When contacted, SHO Ms. Benazir Jamali confirmed that being a Woman Protection Cell In-charge she has kept baby in her custody at her house and they are looking for baby’s parents. “Baby would be handed over to the parents when they would contact the police.”

“Being a mother, I am shocked how a mother left her baby,” she said.

Ms. Benazir said on a question that she will adopt this baby in case his parents are not found. “I have already named newborn baby as Shahzeen.”

“If the parents of baby don’t claim him, I would think that Almighty Allah has blessed me with a cute son Shahzeen.”

During last three months, three newborn babies’ dead bodies were found by police from Dadu city and surrounding localities. The dead bodies of newborn were handed over to Edhi center and buried in graveyard.

The Child Rights Committee representative Niaz Chandio expressed concern on such cases. As regards fresh case, he demanded SSP Dadu to constitute a team to probe.

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