A seven-day-old baby was left abandoned by her mother at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) in Barishal on Monday.
Hospital sources said a woman, Mansura, gave birth to a baby girl at the hospital on May 21. The baby was kept at the neonatal care unit of the hospital as she was sick while the mother was in a different ward, reports UNB.Unit in-charge Mahfuza Begum said the hospital staff did not find the mother on Monday after looking for her.
Mansura mentioned Mirganj in Babuganj upazila as her address and did not mention her husband's name in the hospital record, she said, adding that her address was found to be wrong.
District Social Welfare Dilruba Akhter said they found no one in the mentioned address and calling the phone number provided by the woman during her admission.
They were trying to send the child to a child care home - Chhotomoni Nibas -- through authorities concerned, she said.