Newborn abandoned

A NEWBORN girl was found by concerned residents of Sumulong Street, Holyghost Proper after it was allegedly left by his parents along the road.

According to Baguio City Police Office station 3 Women and Children's Protection Desk Investigator PO2 Emilia Batnag, the baby was found by Brian Ngolab who later brought the child to Elizabeth Sebastian.

Police Chief Inspector Vinson Ogas of Station 3 said the baby was placed in a gray bag with baby clothing inside.

Sebastian, a charity worker from Mother Theresa Foundation later took the child to Saint Louis University Sacred Heart Hospital where she was confined for further tests.

Batnag said the baby weighed 3.5 pounds and has already undergone newborn screening and other laboratory tests while awaiting the result of blood culture.

"Though the baby's temperature dropped, she is now recovering. The baby was given vaccine and she was admitted for further tests needed and to provide possible treatment if infection is there," Batnag said.

Authorities in its initial investigation revealed the suspected mother is about 20 years old.

Sebastian meanwhile told authorities her sister saw a male and a female sitting at the side of the road holding a gray bag but ignored them assuming they were just taking a rest.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV footages for identification of the suspected parents.

Meanwhile, Batnag said the baby is now in a stable condition and is being fed with stock breast milk.
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