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Odisha: Body Of Newborn Boy Recovered From Toilet In Jagatsinghpur Hospital

10 June 2019

Binay Kumar Ray

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Jagatsinghpur: In a horrific incident, the body of a newborn boy packed in a polythene bag was recovered from a ladies toilet in Gynecology Department of District Headquarters Hospital here on Monday morning.

As per reports, a patient’s relative spotted the body when she went to use the toilet in the wee hours. She informed the security guard and nurses, following which the sweeper recovered the body from the toilet. Visuals reveal that there was blood all over the body and the baby’s face was pushed inside the latrine canal.

On intimation, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) reached the spot and began a probe into the matter. Hospital authorities are also looking through the CCTV footage to determine who is behind the crime, said sources.

Reacting to this case Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das told media, “We’ll look into the matter by initiating a probe into the reason behind it and who is responsible for it. Guilty will be punished as per the law.”

“It’s unfortunate, but we’ll take precautionary measures. Efforts have already begun, but the results will take some time. Enquiry will be ordered to find out the cause behind such an incident and what action can be taken as per law.," the Minister stated.

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Naba Kishore Das, Health Minister, Odisha