The nameless 27-day-old baby bitten by street dogs on the World International Children Day and treated at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) has been christened Faiza and handed over to the Azimpur Child Home on Sunday.
Dogs started to nibble her taking her for a piece of meat and bit off parts of her nose, lips and two fingers when she was thrown
into a bushy area in North Kafrul in the city on September 15.
Prof Dr Abid Hossain Mollah, Chief of the Neonatal Department of DMCH, said right now the baby is almost recovered.
He noted that she needs reconstructive plastic surgery on her nose and face but right now it was not possible due to her tender age but she will receive the treatment after one and half year.
He also said that right now her weight is 2,710 grams and she can suck milk without any assistance and all functions of her body were normal.
Talking about the present status of the baby girl he said that none expected the baby to survive after her rescue by a woman. The government has taken all responsibilities for the upbringing of the orphan girl. The infant drew huge attention of the public on her miraculous survival. In addition DMCH will provide her life-long treatment free of cost.
This was disclosed by the Director General Bgdr Mizanur Rahman of DMCH at a child handing over ceremony to the Azimpur Child Home under the Department of Social Welfare at the hospital conference room on Sunday in presence of journalists.
Mizanur Rahman, Director of DMCH, said that the baby girl was given the name Faiza (winner) as she had won her struggle against all odds and survived.
He said the Health Minister Md Nasim called
him up and assured him that his Ministry will provide her all cooperation until she grows up and is rehabilitated.
The Director of the DMCH said that he will be very happy if any family wants to adopt her. If anyone wants to adopt the baby, he or she can apply to the Family Court, he said.
He also said that already the officials of Ahsania Mission and a woman, who rescued the baby expressed their intention to adopt the baby and he advised them to apply to the Family Court.
Prof Dr Asraful Haque Kajal, Chief of the Child Surgery Department, recalling his first impression of the injured baby said that when the baby was brought for the first time to the hospital, she looked ugly as she was bleeding.
Selina Akter, Assistant Caretaker of the Azimpur Child Home said the baby will be kept at the Home for six years.
The baby was rescued on September 15, in the afternoon from North Kafrul near old airport runway.