A 3yr-old girl has escaped death by the whiskers in Ondo Town, Ondo state after being rescued from a filthy gutter where she was dumped with her two hands and legs tied.

A resident of Ayeyemi area where the girl was dumped explained that she was kept in a sack bag before being dumped in the gutter and became unconscious.

She was subsequently taken to the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo for prompt medical attention.

The Chief Medical Director of the UNIMEDTH, Dr Oluwole Ige, on Friday, said the toddler was brought to the hospital unconscious but was resuscitated by the team of medical workers in the hospital.

He said, “On July 9, 2021, a three-year-old abandoned girl was found, dumped in an erosion pathway at Ayeyemi, Ondo City and was brought to the UNIMED Teaching Hospital accident and emergency crash ward by a good Samaritan.

“The girl-child was brought unconscious, terribly cold, tied in both legs and arms inside a bag. Immediately, the UNIMED Teaching Hospital personnel swung into action to save the life of the dying child despite the industrial strike action of the medical doctors in the state. A critical medical care was given to her for days until she regained her consciousness up till today of her discharge.”

The CMD also said the representatives of the Ondo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development were invited by the teaching hospital to take up the continuous social management and care of the girl.

Baby Esther being carried by an official of the ministry of women affairs

She was later handed over to the Director of Social Service Department in Ondo West Local Government, Mr Ariyo Idowu, for further care.


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