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Phuket police so far unable to trace parents of two abandoned babies

PHUKET: Police have so far been unable to trace the parents of two babies, the first left at a temple at Rawai on Aug 30, the second dumped in a bin in Patong last Saturday (Sept 17), but they will continue their search The Phuket News has been told today (Sept 22).

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Tanyaluk Sakoot

Thursday 22 September 2016, 04:57PM


However, The Phuket News can confirm that both babies are healthy and currently in the care of local hospitals.

A baby boy placed in rice cooker box was discovered by monks at a small temple near Promthep Cape at about 8am on Aug 30 when they returned from collecting alms. The baby was said to be just five-days-old. (See story here.)

Capt Somkiet Sarasit, an inspector from Chalong Police Station, told The Phuket News today, “We have not been able to find the parents of the baby boy yet, but we will continue to look for them.”

While an official from the One Stop Crisis Centre at Vachira Hospital added, “The baby boy’s health is good and we are still taking care of him. The baby will be put into the care of the Children and Family Shelter soon.”

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The second baby, a girl aged about two-weeks, was found abandoned in rubbish bin next to the Patong Municipality Office early last Saturday morning. (See story here.)

Maj Teerasak Boonseang, an investigator from Patong Police Station, said, “I have not yet found out who the baby girl’s parents are. She is currently in the care of Patong Hospital, but I am unable to provide any further information to you.”

A nurse from Patong Hospital, who declined to be named, said, “The baby is in good health and being taken care of by our doctors.

“The baby will move to the Children and Family Shelter at some point, but not for the time being. Police will continue to look for the parents for at least a couple of weeks,” she said.  

 

 

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