Clandestine deal Newborn in JSpur rescued from nurse's custody - After raid by CWC

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Clandestine deal Newborn in JSpur rescued from nurse's custody - After raid by CWC

Saturday, 14 May 2022 | KAHNU NANDA | JAGATSINGHPUR

The Child Welfare Committee [CWC], Jagatsinghpur, rescued a female newborn from Manijanga hospital under Tirtol block on Tuesday.


The infant was under the possession of nurse Sagarika Ojha who is working in the hospital.

After rescuing the baby, the CWC held its sitting and ordered to shift the newborn to Special Newborn Care Unit [SNCU] at the District Headquarters Hospital and directed the Tirtol police station to lodge a case against the nurse and her husband.

Meanwhile, the newborn's mother had approached the CWC to get back her child who is undergoing treatment at SNCU on Thursday. But a decision will be taken in the matter after holding a CWC meeting, informed District Child Protection Officer KC Rout.


The report said that a pregnant woman from Beheda village under Tirtol block was admitted to Manijanga hospital for delivery. She had given birth to a female child on Monday night. The woman who is a mother of two children had proposed to give the newborn to her sister but the latter was not interested to take the child. 

Later nurse Sagarika who had assisted the delivery of the pregnant had offered to take the newborn. After agreeing with the nurse's proposal the woman and her husband had handed over the child to the nurse and returned village on Tuesday night.

Acting on a tip-off, the CWC and Childline authority had raided nurse Sagarika’s residence at Manijanga and rescued the newborn from her custody on Wednesday night.


Meanwhile, the parents of the newborn on Thursday revealed that no clandestine and financial transactions had been done to hand over the baby to nurse Sagarika.


The Tirtol police visited nurse Sagarika's residence on Thursday and interrogated her.


The police will  furnish its report to the CWC on Saturday.