Srinagar: Hours after CNN-IBN broadcast the story of a five-day-old girl, abandoned due to a cleft lip, responses began streaming in with couples calling from Coimbatore and Bangalore to Chandigarh and the Kashmir valley. Voluntary groups have promised to find a new home for her.
"We are getting calls and at least some couples sound serious to give her a home," Doctor Muneer Masoodi of GB Pant hospital said.
Help Foundation Chairperson Nighat Shafi Pandit said, "There are many parents who want a child and they do not care that she has a cleft lip."
Doctors at the GB Pant hospital have kept her on a ventilator at the ICU. Though her split lip prevents her from drinking milk for now, she is being fed via tubing. The girl's light has social networking sites abuzz too, with people offering advice and help....more
09:28 AM, Sep 21, 2012
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to Haryana government in the wake of a reported spurt in cases of aby girls being abandoned in the state. "The NHRC has issued notice to the Haryana's chief secretary, asking him to submit a report on allegations, as reported in the media, that incidents of abandoned infant girls have recently shot up in the state," said a...
01:48 AM, Jul 12, 2012