A week after a three-day-old baby girl was found abandoned at a Greater Noida bus stop,the child is to be sent to Mathura for adoption. Officials of the district hospital said the girl is now completely healthy and fit to travel the distance between the two cities.
The baby girl was found abandoned at a bus stop near Chhalera on April 5,where passersby found the crying child and informed police.
Meena Mishra,Chief Medical Superintendent of the district hospital,said,The girl has been given a thorough medical check-up,as we wanted to ensure that she is healthy enough for the long journey to Mathura.
Officials of the Child Welfare Committee said despite several couples coming forward to adopt the girl,the process would have to stay within the guidelines of the Central Adoption Resource Authority,with its centre in Mathura.
An official said,It is essential for the child to be taken to Mathura for the process of her rehabilitation to start. Preference is given to couples who live in the country and are within the socio-cultural milieu the child belongs to. The best interests of the child will be kept in mind,and care will be taken to ensure that no financial gain should accrue from her adoption.
Officials said the girl will be driven to Mathura in an ambulance which will have a woman nurse,a woman constable and a woman member of Childline,the NGO that is aiding the CWC alongside the child.
The move to shift the child comes after the police failed to track down her biological parents.
In another incident,a one-month-old baby girl was left under a tree on a hospital premises in Gurgaon on Thursday afternoon. Police said a couple had come to the hospital with the baby,and had asked a woman sitting under the tree to hold the baby while they went to buy some medicines. The woman allegedly waited for some time,but when the couple failed to show up,she informed the hospital staff,who called police.
Doctors at the hospital said the girl was healthy,an investigating officer said.
Surgeon Praveen Kumar Garg told Newsline,The baby was thoroughly checked and she is in perfect health. She has been kept in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). All arrangements,like feeding her,have been taken care of and police have been informed.