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Regional News of Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Source: GNA

Baby girl abandoned at KATH

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is keeping a baby girl abandoned by the mother at the facility about two weeks ago.

The four-month old baby is being kept at the Maternity block and is reported to be doing well.

The mother had left her in the care of another patient, one Diana, who had gone for antenatal care around 1200 hours on June 10, under the pretext of visiting the washroom and never returned.

Ms Gladys Asamoah, a Public Health Nurse Counselor, told a section of the press that when after about three hours, there was no sign of the mother returning, the patient became suspicious and handed the baby over to a Senior Midwife on duty at the time, Ms Gladys Kwabena.

Mrs Theresa Francisca Amoateng, Senior Nursing Officer said the baby was brought in weak and pale with the weight of about four kilogrammes.

She said voluntary contributions from the nurses and few private individuals had been used to feed her. Others have also donated clothing and pampers.

“The baby is now doing well, progressing steadily with a weight of 4.2 kilogrammes”, she added She said the authorities of the hospital had already reported the matter to the Department of Social Welfare and were making arrangements to hand her over.

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