A mother in Kerala has left her newborn baby in a hospital after the baby was found to be suffering from a serious medical condition, local media reports.
The baby was discovered at the hospital by a resident on Wednesday, the Indias New Age reported.
The infant was taken to the local hospital for treatment and then transferred to a private hospital.
According to the Times of India, the infant was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. “
The child was in good condition but her condition was deteriorating,” he added.
According to the Times of India, the infant was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.
“We are currently assessing the situation and will take a call on the situation later,” Rao told the newspaper.
According the Times, the baby’s father, Teresia Pansal, said the hospital had told her that the child was suffering from “a serious medical issue”.
The incident comes amid mounting concern over the rising number of cases of neonatal death in the country.
A study by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) last month found that 1.7 million newborns die annually in India, a number that is expected to rise to 3.1 million by 2021.
The study said that India was one of the world’s most-polluted countries when it comes to maternal and newborn deaths.
In 2016, more than 4,000 newborns died in India.