Newborn baby boy goes missing from Ghanzi hospital
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A newborn has gone missing from the civil hospital in southern Ghazni province and family of the two-day-old says they would not go home in central Maidan Wardak province until the baby boy is found.
The family from Jaghatu district of Maidan Wardak province said the baby went missing soon after his mother delivered him in the civil hospital in Ghazni City a day earlier.
A close relative of the missing newborn, Mohammad Rahim, told Pajhwok Afghan News they brought the pregnant woman a day earlier to the hospital and her baby disappeared soon after his birth.
Many other relatives and Rahim said they would not return to their village until the baby was found and handed over to them. They threatened to close the hospital. “It is shocking. How can a baby go missing from hospital?”
Grandmother of the missing child said: “I handed over my grandson to a nurse after he was delivered and I went to the market to bring medicines, but when I returned and asked the nurse where is our baby, she denied being handed over the baby.”
The elderly woman said they would not go home until their child was found. “It is a shame. I cannot return home without the baby. The baby has to be found at any cost.”
Officials at the civil hospital refused to comment and even threatened reporters when they were asked questions.
But an official at the police headquarters confirmed the incident and said police were investigating in this regard.
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