Newborn rescued by locals in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: An abandoned newborn baby was found in a forest near Kamakashya Debi Chhak under Sadar police limits in Dhenkanal district on Saturday.

According to sources, some locals had ventured into the forest to attend nature’s call this morning when they heard the scream of the newborn. Upon search, the locals found the newborn was dumped in an isolated place.

They immediately rescued the newborn and informed the matter to the village ASHA worker.

Later, the baby was admitted to sick newborn care unit (SNCU) at the district headquarters hospital. Reportedly, the health condition of the newborn is stated to be stable now. The child will be handed over to the Child Care Unit, sources added.

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