A Nigerian doctor, identified as Bright Oris, has recounted how a baby dumped inside a dustbin was rescued by police officers attached to the Niger state police command.
According to the doctor, the police officers overheard the cry of the newborn baby girl in the dustbin, and traced her. They immediately rushed her to the hospital to receive medical attention.
Dr. Oris says the baby girl is doing fine.
“This life is just a pot of beans. Just less than an hour ago a police car drove into the hospital, said they found a baby in a refuse dump crying so they decided to bring it to the hospital in the boot of their car.
“I met a baby in the trunk of the car wrapped in a plastic bag with an umbilical cord still attached to the placenta.
“I Quickly rushed the child to the neonatal wing of the general hospital Minna to begin resuscitations. Child was already very cold to touch; mind you. it just rained.
“That means the baby has been in the dustbin in the bush under the rain …. wow! but the baby girl is a fighter! We finished cleaning her up, and tried to get a brief statement from the brave unit of policemen who brought her in.
“Baby girl was still very cold; her body temperature was unrecordable low… but still very active. . .
“We finally finished resuscitating her… body temperature was back to normal and the baby girl is doing well.
“I have personally decided to bear the cost of her hospital care until or unless social welfare decides to take her up.
“I really feel like adopting her. Such a fine babyPensive face.
Who and why would anyone want to throw away such a beautiful baby girl?”