Shocking Photos: newborn baby found abandoned in a parking lot in Dubai
A newborn baby girl was found dumped in the parking lot of Safeer Market in Sharjah’s Al Majaz area, UAE, on Sunday, September 20, with her umbilical chord still attached. She was spotted around noon by an Arab motorist lying dangerously close to the front wheel of his SUV as he was about to get in the car.
"What if the child had not caught his eye? I dread to think what might have happened,” said Indian parking attendant Subhash, 35, who dashed to the spot after being alerted by the Arab man. "The sight that greeted me was gut- wrenching," Subhash recalled.
"The baby was wrapped in a white towel, a nylon rope wound tightly around her body. Her face was covered with just a part of her head sticking out. For a moment I thought she was dead but when I picked the little bundle and loosened the rope, she stirred. As I gently parted the folds of the towel, the blazing sun hit her squarely in the face and she squinted her eyes. I will never forget that moment. Sighing with relief I cradled the baby in my arms and rushed her to my air-conditioned portable cabin from where I called my manager."
Doctors from the nearby Prime Specialist Medical Centre who briefly attended to the infant said the baby girl was barely a few hours old and could have easily died had she not been so fortunately discovered.
"Thankfully, she required minimal medical intervention despite being exposed to temperatures in excess of 40°C. She is a true fighter," said a nurse. "Her face had swollen and turned all red because of the extreme heat and she looked in great discomfort. Our doctors promptly checked her vital signs and stabilised her condition while a Safeer Market staff called the police." "They arrived within minutes," said the administrator of Prime Specialist Medical Centre. Police have meanwhile launched a hunt to track down her parents.