Newborn found hours after abduction in Lahore
LAHORE: A newborn abducted from the nursery department of Lahore General Hospital on Thursday was found on the hospital premises five hours after the incident. A source said a hospital employee found the newborn baby girl crying on the floor outside the Gynae Block and informed the administration.
Shahzadi, a resident of Kamahan village, gave birth to a girl five days ago at the hospital and the newborn was shifted to the nursery for further care. On Thursday, the source said, a woman `kidnapped` the newborn.
Parents and relatives of the baby lodged a protest against the hospital administration as well as on-duty doctors and other staff, holding them responsible for the incident.
The LGH administration suspended Dr Muhammad Irshad, Dr Maryam, Dr Muhammad Nasr, staff nurse Wajiha Rasheed and ward boy Azhar on charges of negligence. Later, the administration handed over Azhar to the police.
Medical Superintendent Dr Zafar Ikram formed an inquiry committee consisting of Prof Dr Aysha Malik, Administration Director Dr Abdul Basit and Emergency Department Director Dr Qaiser Parveen to look into the incident. Prof Agha Shabbir will head the committee, which has been directed to submit its report to the administration within 24 hours. The incident took place at 3pm on Thursday and the baby was found at 8pm the same day.
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