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KUCHING: A Sarawak minister is encouraging NGOs and private hospitals to provide baby hatch facilities as part of measures to address teen pregnancy and baby dumping.
KUCHING: Non-governmental organisations and private hospitals in Sarawak should provide baby hatch facilities to help address teen pregnancy and baby dumping, urges a state minister.
JOHOR BARU: A total of 45 babies were rescued through OrphanCare Foundation facilities nationwide between March and December last year during the movement control order.
Since 2010, OrphanCare’s baby hatches have saved a total of 420 babies, with 252 being adopted, while 155 were parented by their birth mothers. The remaining 13 were referred to the Social Welfare Department.
IPOH: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has come to the defence of baby hatches, saying that the facility helps save the lives of newborns who would otherwise be left to die in dangerous surroundings.
IPOH: Baby hatches are set up in order to reduce the number of babies abandoned at unsafe places, says an expert from a non-governmental organisation after a Perak government official said too many hatches encouraged the abandonment of babies.
IPOH: Despite Perak having just one baby hatch, the state government is not too keen to have more hatches to avoid sending out a signal that it is encouraging baby dumping.