Warangal: A newborn baby boy who was left in the thorny bushes at the Shivanagar graveyard in Warangal city, has been rescued by the officials on Monday.
District Child Protection Unit Officer G Mahender Reddy said that they received information early in the morning on Monday about the infant crying in the graveyard, and rushed to the spot immediately.
“The GWMC staff have heard the baby’s cries and dialed 100 and child-protection officials. Meanwhile, some local couples came forward to adopt the infant. But we have counselled the childless couples and explained to them they ought to follow the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) guidelines and the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 to get the baby in adoption,” he said. The locals had handed over the baby to the Child Protection Officer in the presence of the police.
“We have shifted the infant to the MGM hospital in Warangal for treatment and care. Presently, the baby is under stable condition in the Special Neonatal Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of senior paediatrician Dr A Sudaaker. The doctors also said that they were some injuries on the body of the baby. The same was taken to the notice of Child Welfare Committee at Warangal for further action,” Mahender Reddy added.
A child can be legally and anonymously relinquished at a specialised adoption agency. To find the nearest specialised adoption agency, call ChildLine at 1098 or go to http://cara.nic.in/Stakeholders/india_map.html and select any state.
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