Parents Abandon Covid +Ve Baby In Jammu Hospital

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Baby Died Of Cardiac Arrest, RAT Test Declared Him Covid Positive

Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a two-month-old baby, who tested positive for Covid-19 and died in Jammu hospital on Sunday, was abandoned by his parents, who fled from the hospital without taking the body of their child along.

Sources in the Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital Jammu said that a two-month-old baby who tested positive for Covid, succumbed Sunday morning at the hospital.

“His parents left the hospital without taking the body of their baby along,” a hospital source said. “The hospital staff tried their best to catch the baby’s parents and persuade them to take the body of the baby along but all efforts failed.”

Medical Superintendent SMGS hospital Jammu Dr Dara Singh said that a two-month-old baby was admitted on Sunday morning at around 7 am.

“The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8 PM,” he said. “Soon after cardiac arrest, RAT test was done which came positive after which we asked his parents to undergo Covid test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.”

He said that the hospital authorities continuously called them but the baby's parents did not receive repeated calls. “We have kept the body of the baby in the hospital mortuary,” Dr Singh said.

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