Accused doctor had 'sold' four babies since 2004

The one rescued on Thursday was delivered 20 days ago

Dr Parvin of the Get Well Hospital, who was caught red-hand on Thursday while selling off a new born baby for adoption, is said to have been involved in selling of babies since 2004.

Sister Jacintha Lobo, member, Child Welfare Committee, Karnataka, who questioned the accused told Deccan Herald that Dr Parvin was not repentant of what she had done and, had admitted that this was not the first baby that she had sold. In her statement, she has confessed that she was involved in such an act since 2004 and had sold at least five babies for adoptions, including the latest one.

Dr Parvin has reportedly said that she had never stolen babies nor forced any parents to give up their babies, but used to give away only those babies abandoned by their mothers after the delivery at her hospital.

She has reportedly said that in 2004, an unwed girl gave birth to a baby girl at her hospital and, fled the hospital leaving the baby. As an issueless Hasheem Bhai, a biriyani vendor near her hospital, wanted to adopt a child, Dr Parvin gave the baby to him and took nominal money from him. This was the first baby the accused had sold off.

She is said to have sold three more babies in 2007, 2008 and 2010 for an amount the adopters paid. She saw nothing wrong in this as she felt that she was helping childless couples in getting a kid and, the abandoned babies a better life.

Speaking about the Thursday’s case, Dr Parvin told Jacintha Lobo that a girl in her twenties turned up at her hospital 20 days ago and gave birth to the baby boy. She said that it was a normal delivery and, the girl had left the hospital a few hours after the delivery. However, she failed to give “credible” details about the identity of the girl.

Child at IGICH

Doctors at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, where the rescued baby has been admitted, said the the baby was doing well, although it was under-weight.
 “The baby is just 1.75 kgs.  We have collected blood samples for conducting certains tests and the results are expected on Friday.  Based on the reports, if there is any problem, appropriate treatment will be given,” a doctor said.

The city police also brought the parents of the new born baby boy, who was stolen from Vani Vilas Hospital a week ago, to check whether it was their baby.  However, they confirmed that it was not their child.

Meanwhile, Meena Jain, Chairperson, CWC met the Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji and sought a detailed inquiry into the case.  “This menace has been rampant across the country and, the Bangalore police have done a good work in busting the racket. We will peruse the case and take it to its logical end. The commissioner has assured of a thorough probe,” she told
Deccan Herald.

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