A newborn baby, who was pronounced dead by medics at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), was found alive at the time of giving her a bath at Azimpur Graveyard in the capital on Monday.
Sharmin Akter, 20, of Savar, gave birth to the ‘stillborn’ baby, Mim, Sunday morning, according to the death certificate issued by DMCH.Sharmin’s brother Shariful Islam, said, “As the doctors declared her dead, we took her to Azimpur Graveyard to bury her.”
“As water was poured on her, the infant moved and started to breathe. Then we thought that she was alive and relatives of the baby rushed her to Azimpur Maternity Hospital,” Hafizul Islam, a caretaker of the graveyard, told media.
On doctors’ advice of the hospital, the baby was later whisked off to Dhaka Shishu Hospital at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital.
At a press conference on the hospital premises, Director of Shishu Hospital Prof Md Abdul Aziz, they will go all out to save the baby.
Till filing of this report in the evening, Director of DMCH AKM Nasir Uddin was oblivious to the shocking news and refused to make any comments.
Sharmin’s husband Minhaz Uddin said his wife was admitted to DMCH on Saturday.