National 31.7.2016 02:14 pm

Abandoned newborn baby found in KZN

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Picture: Thinkstock

The baby had to be transported to a hospital as she was in a serious condition.

An abandoned newborn baby girl was found near a police station in Moweni, Hillcrest, in Durban on Sunday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

“Shortly before 8am paramedics were called to the Moweni Police Station for a newborn that was found,” ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.

It was understood that a member of the public found the little girl close to the police station and took her to the station to call for help. When paramedics arrived, they were informed that the newborn was taken to the Moweni Clinic for care.

Paramedics from ER24 and CEMS Volunteers made their way to the clinic to assist.

“Upon arrival, nurses were caring for the baby. The baby had to be transported to a hospital as she was in a serious condition. Paramedics from ER24 arranged with Hillcrest Private Hospital to assist with the stabilisation of the newborn. The hospital staff and doctors stabilised the newborn and will provide care until she is stable enough to be transferred to RK Khan Hospital. It is believed the newborn is only a few hours old,” Vermaak said.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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