Another KZN baby rescued after being dumped

The search is on for a missing 11-year-old boy who was swept away while trying to cross the Umdloti River yesterday. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - A second baby has been found alive after being dumped in KwaZulu-Natal.

This comes just a few days after another infant was rescued from inside a stormwater drain in Newlands East.

READ: Baby rescued from stormwater drain

The provincial Health MEC has urged parents to encourage their children to use contraceptives.

Officials have also called on the public to consider adoption instead.

Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo described the incident where the baby was taken from the hospital by the 20-year-old mother and abandoned in a waste bin. 

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Nurses in the hospital discovered the child and were reportedly traumatised by the incident.

Dhlomo said better education around sexual health including for men to prevent child abandonment.

He asked nurses to be less judgmental and educate people in the clinics and hospitals on family planning and options for unplanned pregnancies.


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