2 abandoned babies at children’s hospital adopted finally

On 11 August 2016, another baby was abandoned by his parents at the hospital. He suffers from a brain disorder. The baby was named Burhan by the hospital staffers who took care of him.

SHAFAQ SHAH
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 17 2017 12:33AM | Updated Date: Dec 17 2017 12:41AM
2 abandoned babies at children’s hospital adopted finallyGK Photo

After spending one and a half years at the GB Pant Hospital, Salman and Burhan, two children who had been abandoned by their parents, have been adopted by Jamia Rowzat-ul-Muminaat, an Islamic organisation.

Salman was brought to the hospital on 24 February last year by the police who had found him at the Makhdoom Sahab shrine. He suffers from a neurological condition. The hospital staffers have been taking exceptionally good care of him since.

As the news of Salman being abandoned by their parents spread like wildfire, some more parents abandoned their children at the hospital. Since those children were healthy, they were adopted by NGOs and childless couples. Not Salman.

On 11 August 2016, another baby was abandoned by his parents at the hospital. He suffers from a brain disorder. The baby was named Burhan by the hospital staffers who took care of him.

Burhan was adopted by a couple but was returned to the hospital a day later.

“We wrote to many NGOs as well as social welfare department but nothing worked out. Finally an Islamic organisation came forward and adopted these kids two days ago,” said medical superintendent of the GB Pant Hospital Dr Kanwarjit Singh.

“We explained the medical condition of these children to the organisation and also asked them to bring the children to this hospital whenever they are unwell,” he said.

At least eight abandoned babies were received by the GB Pant Hospital since 2016. One of the babies was found near the stairs of the hospital main lobby. Another had been dumped on the ramp at the entrance.

A baby who had been found in Sopore by the police was also brought to the hospital as was a baby who had been found in the bathroom of the Sonwar shrine.