Mother abandons baby at cemetary

Mother abandons baby at cemetary

A newborn baby boy who was abandoned at a cemetery at Mpintsin near Kojokrom in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis on Monday has been rescued and currently with the Social Welfare Department.

Kofi Hackman, the Good Samaritan who rescued the baby, said he was attending to the call of nature at a section of the cemetery when he heard an unusual noise in the bush nearby.

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"I became alarmed and traced the noise to the scene where I eventually saw a baby boy wrapped in a polythene bag lying beside a tomb," he recounted.

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He raised an alarm that attracted some neighbours and a middle-aged woman helped in rescuing the baby from the polythene bag he had been dumped in. The baby was then taken to the Stratford Clinic in the same community for medical attention.

CEO of the clinic, Madam Sarah Edith Kwofie, indicated that the placenta and the umbilical cord were still attached to the baby when he was brought to the clinic. She indicated that due to the environment in which the baby was found, the clinic was making preparation to administer antibiotics to the baby to prevent any infection but officials of the Social Welfare Department came and whisked the baby away with the explanation that the baby could get emotionally attached to clinic staff making it difficult for separation later. The mother of the baby is still unknown.

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