Newborn baby abandoned on motorbike and sidecar
Published on December 01, 2017
This is the heart-wrenching moment a few hours old newborn baby boy was found abandoned on a motorbike and sidecar.
The toddler was wrapped in plastic shopping bags when a group of friends returning from a birthday party heard his cries at 1 am on Monday morning in Caloocan City, Philippines.
Medics said the boy - still covered in red blood with umbilical cord attached - had been slowly suffocating inside the red and white carrier bags. Emergency services arrived and rushed the infant to hospital where he was found to have ‘’a full of head of hair’’ and ‘’slightly reddish’’ but perfectly healthy.
Sean Casiman, 21, who found the baby said: ‘Whoever left the baby like this has no heart! Don't fool around if you can't bear the consequences. This is the night that will forever stay in my memory, this is the first time I have encountered this. If we see the person who did this, we might as well place him inside a plastic bag so that person could die, too. I pray that the baby reaches the hospital and survives and grows up to have all his dreams come true.’
Social worker Carina Serafica said the baby was only a few hours old and that he had not been alive long enough to contract infections from rubbish and garbage in the road. She said: 'The baby looks like it just came out of the womb because of the blood. The garbage is too toxic for the baby, the germs too, they can affect the baby especially when it is newly-born.' The youngster is recovering at the Caloocan City Medical Center. He will be sent to Caloocan City's Social Welfare Department (CSWD) for adoption.
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