Dumped baby dies in hospital

2011-12-06 00:00


EFFORTS to save an abandoned newborn baby girl who was discovered inside a plastic bag outside St Anne’s Hospital in Burger Street failed yesterday.

A caretaker cleaning outside the gates noticed the packet and found the baby inside. She alerted a security guard.

“The security guard then rushed the baby to the casualty room for treatment. The baby girl later died,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan.

The police believe the baby may have been dumped earlier in the morning.

“A post mortem will be held to determine the exact cause of death. An inquest docket has been opened,” Jeevan said.

The police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Detective Captain Eben Holder at 033 845 2425 or 079 696 3728.

— Witness Reporter.

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