Infant found alive in heap of garbage in Dera Ghazi Khan

Several childless couples rush to hospital to adopt the baby

Owais Qami July 22, 2017

MULTAN: A newborn was found alive in a heap of garbage in Dera Ghazi Khan on Saturday, Rescue 1122 officials said.

The ambulance service officials told The Express Tribune that a resident informed them that a woman had thrown a child wrapped in a plastic bag in trash at a street corner.

The baby, however, was still alive when the rescue workers reached there and was moved to the district hospital.

Newborn dies after being thrown in garbage

The head of the hospital's children ward, Shakeelur Rehman, said the child was in a critical condition as the birth was premature.

"We are trying our best to save the newborn's life," he added. Police said they had registered a case.

Several childless couples rushed to the hospital to adopt the child.

The police, however, will not hand over the child to anyone until the the investigation is over and have contacted the child protection bureau.

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