HEARTLESS: Two-week old baby abandoned by her parents after being born with rare ‘wrinkly’ skin condition in India

HEARTLESS: Two-week old baby abandoned by her parents after being born with rare ‘wrinkly’ skin condition in India

INDIA: A two-week old baby girl born covered in wrinkles is struggling to survive after her parents rejected her because of her rare skin condition.

The tiny tot, who hasn’t even been named yet, is being looked after by her granddad who fed her with goats milk from a spoon for two weeks before he could get her to a hospital in Maharashtra, western India.

Born in the seventh month of pregnancy, she weighs just 800 grams and doctors say her unusual features could be the result of Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) and some chromosomal abnormality.

Her mum, 25-year-old Mamata Dode, is said to have refused to feed the youngster because of her strange looks and hasn’t visited her in hospital. Even her father, Ajay Dode, also 25, has refused to accept her.

The infant’s grandfather Dilip Dode, 50, brought her to hospital in Mumbai, around 138 kilometres away from the village where she was born, after she became ill.

He said: “I am thankful to the hospital for giving free medical treatment to my granddaughter.

“It is really disheartening that even her parents have rejected her but I will go to any extent to save her.”

Mr Dode, who works as a labourer, said that his son and his wife had been expecting a healthy child just like their three-year-old daughter Payal, but were left in horror when their new baby was born with unusual features.
(PTI)

  

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