Premature baby girl rescued in Taiping

  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Jul 2023

IPOH: Police have rescued a baby girl, who was born prematurely, at a house in Taiping.

Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Razlam Ab Hamid said the swift action came after receiving a report by a medical officer from the Taiping Hospital on Sunday (July 16).

“The baby’s mother, a 22-year-old saleswoman, went to the hospital by herself and told the medical officer about the seven-month-old baby.

“Upon arriving at the location, the child was found at the back of the house, wrapped with a piece of cloth and towel. There were also ants found around her.

“The baby was rushed to the Taiping Hospital neonatal intensive care unit for immediate treatment,” he said in a statement today (July 17).

Comm Razlam said the baby is in stable condition.

“It is believed that the baby was found only a few hours after she was born.

“Her mother is also receiving treatment at the same hospital.

“We will be checking on her condition first as well as conducting a thorough investigation before making any arrest,” he said, adding that the mother is not married.

Investigations were being carried out under Section 317 of the Penal Code for abandonment of a child under 12-years-old by a parent or a person caring for the child, he added.

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