Twin newborns found abandoned in dustbin in Odisha Hospital

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 17:

Two newborn babies were rescued from the dustbin on the premises of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack this afternoon.


According to reports, Sukanti Nayak had given birth to twin baby girls on Friday at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) ward of the government-run hospital. While Sukanti’s husband Tulsi Ram, mother and brother were away, she wrapped her two daughters in a cloth and went out of the ward. She dumped the twins in a dustbin near the ward.

Shortly, security personnel deployed at the ward came to know about the incident and alerted the police outpost on the hospital campus. The police rescued the newborns and readmitted them to the ward.

While it is learnt that the woman has psychiatric problems, the babies have been handed over to the family in the custody of their maternal grandmother Manju Nayak.

We will provide proper treatment to the woman and security to newborns, hospital official said.

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