Newborn baby found abandoned in toilet bucket in Kottayam to be discharged

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Left: Policemen rescuing the baby found in bucket; Right: ICH in Kottayam Medical College Hospital

Kottayam: A newborn baby boy, who was abandoned by his mother in a toilet bucket after giving birth, has come back to life in Kottayam. The baby was found on April 4 at his house in Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, and rushed to the Institute of Child Health in Kottayam Medical College Hospital for treatment. The baby, who was just 1.3 kg at the time, is now 1.43 kg and undergoing special care.

According to institute superintendent Dr KP Jayaprakash, the baby has received all primary treatments and his health condition is completely satisfactory. He will be discharged on Wednesday and released under the care of the Pathanamthitta Child Welfare Committee. After two weeks, the baby will be brought back to the hospital for further examination.

The woman who gave birth at home sought treatment at a hospital in Chengannur due to excessive bleeding. When the hospital authorities inquired about the baby, they found out that the baby was left at home. The Chengannur police rushed to the house and found the baby in a bucket in the toilet, and quickly took him to the hospital. The intervention of the policemen who saved the child's life received applause.

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