Srinagar: Several people have expressed willingness to adopt the abandoned babies at Kashmir’s Lal Ded Hospital.
Three babies were abandoned at the region’s lone maternity hospital including a newborn left to die at a dumping site amid a pack of stray dogs.
The dumping of two-day-old boy, who received multiple injuries on his body and has been put on a month-long treatment, has sent shockwaves among the residents who expressed outrage on social media.
Medical Superintendent, LD Hospital Dr Nazir Ahmad Malik told Kashmir Reader that many people came forward to adopt the babies but it is the magistrate who can hand over babies for adoption after completing legal formalities.
He said the hospital is taking care of the unclaimed babies right now as the Valley lacks a special home for such children.
The three babies including two girls were left in the hospital from January 14. Both the infant girls were left inside the hospital in the nighttime while the baby boy was wrapped in a plastic bag at the hospital garbage dumping site.
All the three babies have been kept in the neonatal ward and the hospital staff has been taking care of them. As per the doctor present in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward said the babies are stable without any complications.
Police have registered a case and are looking for the parents of the baby.
Abdul Rasheed, Station House Officer (SHO) of Rajbagh Police Station told Kashmir Reader they have filed a case and are investigating into it.