A four-month-old child in the southern province of Bac Lieu who was abandoned by his parents has been sent to the provincial social protection centre.
On November 10 last year, several hours after being born, Phuoc was sent to Bac Lieu General Hospital by a woman who said that she lived with the boy’s mother.
Phuoc is now staying at Bac Lieu Social Protection Centre
The boy was hospitalised because of a neonatal infection. Doctors asked the woman to provide the birth certificate. Since then, the woman has not returned to the hospital.
Doctor Nguyen Ich Tuan, deputy director of Bac Lieu General Hospital, said that Phuoc’s health has improved. On March 18, Bac Lieu Social Protection Centre officially received the baby.
Nguyen Thuy Nhu, deputy director of the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, asked the centre to take care of him. He hoped that the boy would be adopted.
To Hong Nguyen, director of the centre, said that the centre would assign staff to directly take care of him. The centre will also try to help treat the baby’s cleft palate.