Bhubaneswar: After one-month-long treatment, the VIMSAR (Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research) authorities today discharged the infant girl ‘Bijayini’ who was rescued from an abandoned borewell at Laripali under Rengali police limits on December 12.
The baby, who had severe health complications during the time of admission, showed significant improvement during treatment at the SNCU of VIMSAR.
The hospital authorities today handed her over to the Child Welfare Official. She will stay at Bal Niketan at Chhachanpali in Sambalpur for three months.
The baby’s weight has increased significantly.
“When we received, her weight was 1.7 kg. Now, she is discharged with 2.2 kg. It is a pride moment for all the staff of VIMSAR,” Paediatric doctor said.
“Our prime objective was to keep her alive. The baby recovered fully with the joint efforts of the VIMSAR staff, especially the Paediatric department. It is a pleasure moment,” said Dr Shankar Ramchandani, assistant professor of Medicine.
“When we received the infant, she suffered from a life-threatening condition called severe hypothermia. With some other critical conditions, she was nearing death. The State government’s timely intervention and disaster management team’s timely action gave her a new lease of life,” a hospital official said.
“We all worked hard to save her life. Every day, our first duty was to look after her. Now, she is well and discharged from the hospital. We all will miss her lot,” said a senior nurse.
The baby girl was found stuck in a borewell pit on December 12. She was dumped by her mother who was later known as mentally unsound.
The Fire and ODRAF team rescued the infant alive after a marathon operation that lasted for around eight hours.
The hospital authorities observed her 21st day at the hospital premises named her ‘Bijayini’.