Mother abandons two-day-old baby at Oshakati hospital

10 August 2018 | Crime

The police are hot on the trail of a 27-year-old woman, who yesterday abandoned her two-day-old baby boy at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
According to Oshana police spokesperson, Inspector Petrus Iimbili, the mother, identified as Selma Haufiku from Ohangwena, abandoned her baby shortly after she was discharged from ward 14, where she gave birth.
Iimbili said Haufiku, who gave birth on Wednesday, only took her belongings and erased her details from the baby’s birth passport.
The baby was discovered by nurses after the mother had left. Iimbili called on Haufiku to return to the hospital, as her baby is still young and needs its mother. Doctors are currently attending to the infant.
KENYA KAMBOWE

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