x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Newborn girl abandoned in bin recovering in Sharjah care home

The baby girl was discovered in a garbage bin in El Yash area last month, and has been treated for complications related to malnutrition.

SHARJAH // Police officers found a foetus at a hotel close to Sharjah Airport this morning.

The foetus has been taken to the police forensics laboratory.

Meanwhile, social workers today said a newborn girl found abandoned in a rubbish bin last month has been moved the Sharjah Children’s Social Care Home.

The child, found in El Yash area, was taken to Al Qassimi Hospital where she was treated for complications related to malnutrition.

Naema Al Nakhi, director of Al Qassimi Hospital’s social services centre, said she had been given the all clear and could be moved to the care home.

“She has been given a health card like other children and will always be treated at the hospital whenever she has any problem,” said Ms Al Nakhi.

Police are still searching for the girl’s parents and a case had been filed at Al Hira police station.

Last month a woman was arrested after giving birth at her Umm Al Quwain home and trying to flush the baby down the toilet.

Police were notified by emergency department staff at Umm Al Quwain Hospital after the 30-year-old from Sri Lanka turned up bleeding and seeking treatment.Officers went to her home in UAQ Free Zone and found the boy’s body still in the toilet bowl.

A police spokesman said the woman was in severe pain and, fearing for her life, left the baby in the toilet and went to hospital.

They also found clothes belonging to her covered with blood.

The parents of three abandoned babies were arrested last year.

Two of the children were left at a Sharjah mosque and a baby girl was abandoned in a basket at the Ajman Corniche.

ykakande@thenational.ae