Hyderabad: 28 newborn babies have been abandoned in the city during the first seven months of the current year. They were admitted at the Shishu Vihar. The situation raises an alarm on the complex issue of babies being relinquished in an unsafe manner.
As reported by the New Indian Express, the District Child Protection Unit of Hyderabad said that in most of these cases, the newborns were found abandoned in garbage dumps or in isolated areas in inhuman conditions, from which they were retrieved and are being looked after in State’s home for children.
According to the experts in the city, the problem needs a multi-level approach to be resolved.
The report quoted Philip Isadore of Divya Disha Childline as saying, “Abortion and relinquishing of a baby is not illegal in India.” Mamtha Raghuveer of Tharuni observed “Mostly girl child is abandoned.”