Efforts being made to locate mother of abandoned baby – Police

The child that was found abandoned in Mahaicony

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is making a stringent effort to locate the mother of a baby that was found abandoned in Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Monday.
On Tuesday, the GPF said that in collaboration with the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA), they have launched an investigation into the abandonment of the newborn.
According to the report, after the discovery, the baby was seen by a team of doctors and is in good health in the care of the Mahaicony Public Hospital.
Guyana Times was informed that the child was found by a group of farmers, wrapped in pair of jeans in a gift bag, stashed between a clump of bushes. Upon seeing the child, the cops were alerted and summoned to the scene.
Police, however, said that at about 14:45h on Monday, an anonymous call was made to the Mahaicony Police Station. Upon receiving information, a Police Sergeant and a party of Police ranks went to Recess, Mahaicony, ECD.
On arrival, a group of persons were seen gathered at an area by the seaside. The Sergeant said he went inside the bush and picked up a newborn baby boy with the ‘afterbirth’ still attached.
The baby was in a multi-coloured gift bag.
The baby was then wrapped with a towel by the Sergeant and escorted to the Mahaicony Public Hospital.
“The baby was seen and a medical examination done by a doctor on duty who stated that the baby was in good health,” the report said.
While the age of the child could not be determined, Police officials said that the baby was admitted to the hospital’s Maternity Ward under observation. (G9)