Miracle baby at last dies
Published : Thursday, 22 October, 2020 at 9:40 AM Count : 336
The newborn baby girl, who was found alive hours before burial on October 16, at last died on Wednesday night.
She breathed her last around 11:30pm at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), its police camp in-charge Bachchu Miah confirmed.
Dishearten father of the child Yasin Mollah said, "I failed to keep my daughter 'Marium' alive. How will I make understand her mother that she is no more."
On October 16, a doctor of the DMCH declared Marium dead after Yasin's wife Shahinur Akter gave birth prematurely to her after six-and-a-half-month of pregnancy. Hospital staff, later, put the baby in an abandoned box of gloves and asked Yasin to take her to Azimpur Graveyard for burial.
Driver by profession, Yasin took the baby to Azimpur Graveyard, but since he did not have Tk 1,500 for burial. He was advised to go to Rayerbazar Graveyard where the burial cost is comparatively lower.
Then, Yasin took the baby to the graveyard, a grave was dug but a couple of minutes before the burial, the box in Yasin's hand moved and she showed signs of being alive. He opened the box and found his baby alive; she was moving and opening her mouth.
Yasin then rushed the baby straight to the DMCH again.
The irony of fate is that "The on-duty physician and nurse of Ward No: 211 said there is no vacant seat to admit the baby and asked me to take her to another hospital," Yasin alleged.
The infant was, however, admitted after Yasin refused to take the baby elsewhere as he did not have the money to treat her in a private hospital.
Hails from Gopalganj, Yasin used to live with his family in Dhaka's Uttara. This is his second child. He has also a nine-year-old daughter.
After the incident the hospital authority constituted a four-member probe body to investigate the matter.