An infant (baby girl) was found abandoned in Haa hospital toilet on 16 May 2019 at around 11:30 AM. The hospital cleaner was the one who witnessed the infant being abandoned in toilet while she was on her daily cleaning routine.
Later, after thorough enquiry in and around the hospital, it was found that a 19-year-old student is the mother of the abandoned infant. It was also learnt that she gave birth in the toilet, abandoned the baby and escaped the hospital.
A Doctor from Haa hospital said that the suspect was not admitted in the hospital. She was brought in hospital by her school teacher for a health check-up since she complained of having lower stomach pain. She also claimed that she had a UTI.
As per her description of pain, the hospital then asked her to give them a sample of her urine. She was also asked to do an ultra sound after the urine test. The suspect than went to toilet to get her urine sample and there she probably gave birth, the doctor said.
She then came out of the toilet and told one of the staff that she has already given her urine sample to someone. However, it was learnt that she did not bring her urine sample as they discovered the empty urine sample collection in emergency ward.
The doctor said that the suspect was hesitant and did not wanted to wait for her report and thereby she left the hospital saying she will be back in few minutes. Since then she did not come back, doctor added.
Meanwhile, Doctor said that when they were informed about the infant in toilet they immediately did resuscitation on the infant with a hope to save the baby, however they were unsuccessful. It was learnt that the baby was already dead when it came to their notice.
“The baby was born term which means it is not a premature birth. The school said that they did not know about her pregnancy. Her belly wasn’t that big either may be because she was too young,” the doctor added. The doctor also said that, she lied and gave a wrong history about her illness to the staff and she was reluctant to do a pregnancy test.
The incident was reported to police the same day. The police said that they are yet to investigate the case as the suspect is not in a condition to talk. “Therefore, it is too early to comment,” the police said.
The body of the infant is still in hospital and the suspect is undergoing a medical treatment.