Woman Dumps Newborn Baby In Latrine
A young woman has been arrested by the police for dumping a newborn baby into a household toilet at Senchi in the Asuogyaman District in theEastern Region.
Residents got wind of the incident when they heard the voice of the baby crying in the KVIP toilet facility.
The incident, according to information, occurred on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
She is reported to have told the police that the baby came out from her abruptly, while easing herself.
The newborn baby was rescued after an alarm was raised and drew the attention of the townsfolk, who swiftly responded.
They hurriedly demolished the concrete slabs on the toilet facility to save the baby, who was floating on the surface of the fecal matter.
The newborn baby was rushed to the hospital for emergency care and has since been discharged.
The suspect nursing mother is said to be having two children already which she allegedly takes care of singlehandedly.
Starr News reports that, upon further investigation, the mother of the baby was arrested,but granted bail to ostensibly breastfeed the baby.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asuogyaman Constituency, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, upon hearing the sad incident, visited the baby and the mother for assistance.
He donated GH₵1,000 to aid the family in caring for the baby, and additionally provided GH₵5,000 for the clinicians to take care of the baby.
The MP also donated quantities of diapers, pampers, bathing and washing soaps, baby oil and other baby essentials to the baby.
He pledged to foot their medical expenses for the next one month until the renewed health insurance becomes active.
The Asuogyaman District health director, Mrs. Rebecca Bantey, who has been supporting the baby since the beginning of the case, said she has assigned Mrs. Augustus, a social worker, to constantly attend to the family in the coming days.
She commended the MP for responding swiftly to call for help.