KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital’s Baby Hatch received its sixth baby on May 3 at 4.15 p.m. The baby weighing 2.20kg is a normal and healthy 4- to 5-day old baby girl. She is currently being looked after by the KPJ ISH paediatrician in the Paediatric ward. KPJ ISH will hand over the baby to the Welfare Department once the medical team is satisfied with her condition.
About ‘Baby Hatch’ KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital
A baby hatch is a place where mothers who are unable or unwilling to take care of their babies, can leave them in a safe environment where they can be cared for in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department of Perak (SWD). Many of these babies die in places such as toilets and dustbins. They are innocent and they have the right to live. The Baby Hatch is equipped with various facilities and supported by the management of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital with the support of its medical consultants. KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital is the first hospital within the KPJ Healthcare group to set up a baby hatch.