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Doctors save dumped baby

By ARIEL FERNANDEZ

A newborn baby boy was revived by attending physicians and nurses yesterday after being left to die in the trash bin of the country’s premier airport.

Maricel Guliman, a building attendant, found the dying baby after checking one of the toilet cubicles at the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.

Guliman said she was prompted to inspect the cubicle around 10:30 a.m. after seeing a woman come and go with a lot of tissue papers and wet handkerchief.

She described the woman as between 22 and 30 years old, wearing white and blue shirt and blue leggings. She carried a blue shoulder bag.

It could not be ascertained if the woman was a passenger.

Guliman said after the woman left, she went inside the cubicle and saw fresh blood on the toilet bowl and flooring.

After opening the trash bin, Guliman said she noticed something out of the ordinary and immediately called a security guard who found the baby on the verge of death.

Guliman said three doctors and five nurses on duty rushed to the scene and one of them performed cardio-pulmonary rescuscitation (CPR).

To their relief, the baby cried.

The baby was rushed to the hospital where he was declared in good health.

Airport authorities have requested copies of closed circuit television (CCTV) footages to track down the boy’s mother.

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