Couple abandons their newborn baby at hospital after being born disfiguredBy Mason White 11:18 AM June 18, 2015
|Abandoned baby born with rare disorder|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A newborn baby was abandoned at a hospital in India, because she was born with a rare disorder, which left her disfigured, doctors said.
Now, officials of a hospital in Mumbai, have agreed to treat the 16-day-old baby who was born prematurely.
The baby is suffering from a rare medical condition that has restricted the size of her head to that of a 26-week-old fetus.
Charity organizations and individuals donated funds after learning that the girl’s parents, Mamata and Ajay Dode, have abandoned her at the hospital.
The baby was diagnosed with microcephaly. It is expected that the girl will experience problems with brain function as she grows older.
The girl also has a small hole in her heart. The mother is said to be suffering from postpartum depression. Since her birth, the girl has gained 1.5 ounces in weight and she is able to digest milk.
The girl is expected to live up to two years.