Abandoned newborn treated amid pandemic

Two weeks ago, police officials in Muthialpet, Georgetown, found an abandoned infant in a dumpster. The child was only a few hours old and the officials immediately contacted the 108 ambulance service to take the baby to a hospital.
Abandoned newborn treated amid pandemic
Health Minister Vijaya Baskar handed over the baby to Social Welfare Minister V Saroja


At Stanley Medical College, it was revealed that the newborn was severely malnourished and suffered from septic shock, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Following treatment, the baby boy was nursed back to health and administered with right vaccinations. Fearing for his weight, doctors supplied him with breast milk from the bank at RSRM Hospital. Now, the child weighs 1.6 kgs and has made a complete recovery.
To ensure the safekeeping of the infant, the Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar, on Monday, handed him over to the Department of Social Welfare at Stanley Medical College. “Today, I named him Muthamil Selvan. I appreciate the efforts of the police, 108 ambulance team and nursing team, for rescuing and saving the baby,” said Vijayabaskar.
The child has been taken into the custody of the NGO Kalaiselvi Karunalaya Social Welfare Society, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned children.
Dr V Saroja, Minister for Social Welfare & Nutritious Noon Meal Programme, Dr Narayana Babu, director of Medical Education, and Dr P Balaji, principal of Stanley Medical College were present at the event.

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