Burla: A newborn girl who was previously rescued from a borewell in the forest near Laripali village of Sambalpur has been responding to treatment at VIMSAR in Burla. Her health condition is improving, informed Burla medical superintendent Dr Lalmohan Nayak today.
“The newborn was born prematurely and was eight-month-grown at the time of her birth. She is stable now. However, her stomach has distended as we are trying to increase the feeding. The problem will hopefully be set right within the next two to three days,” the superintendent said.
“Oxygen requirement is not there at the moment and the newborn is quite active and is crying. The amount of infection has gradually reduced. Except for an injury on her back, all other injuries have healed up in the meanwhile,” Dr Nayak expressed.
Worth mentioning, after eight hours of grueling efforts, the newborn was rescued. She had fallen into around 25 feet-deep borewell under Rengali police limits and was spotted on December 12.
The CM was in touch with the situation during the operation. Acting on the direction of Patnaik, rescue equipment was sent to the spot by a special aircraft. A victim location camera was sent from Bhubaneswar in a special flight to help rescue the newborn found inside the borewell.
Three JCB machines were pressed into service at the spot for digging a parallel tunnel to reach out to the victim newborn spotted inside the abandoned borewell in Sambalpur district.
Some locals had spotted the infant inside the borewell after hearing the victim’s cry.