Baby abandoned in garbage truck stable

The condition of the baby girl, who was found abandoned in a garbage on Monday, is said to be stable.

The baby was found in a gunny sack in the garbage truck and shifted to a hospital by the pourakarmikas of Mysore City Corporation (MCC).

A team of doctors is treating the baby at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Cheluvamba Hospital, which is attached to the Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI), since Monday.

MMCRI Director and Dean B Krishnamurthy, who reviewed the baby’s condition visiting the NICU on Tuesday, told The Hindu that the baby’s condition has seen an improvement. She is responding to treatment. “However, I cannot say with firmness on her health condition for another 24 hours. She is currently stable.”

Dr. Krishnamurthy said the baby is currently being administered oxygen supplement and IV fluids. “The baby is underweight and weighs around 2.1 kg. The baby suffers from no other serious health issues. Oral feeds may be commenced only after the baby is taken off the ventilator support,” he explained.

After recovery, the baby may be handed over to the officials from the Department of Women and Child Development.

Meanwhile, the department officials visited the hospital and collected details on the baby’s health condition from the doctors.

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