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Newborn baby left for dead in airport toilet cubicle

A newborn baby boy was left for dead in a toilet cubicle at Manila’s NAIA Airport.

In a report to the Manila International Airport Authority, Dr Lorena Purisima said the infant was brought to his clinic at 11am on Monday (July 3) after being found by toilet attendant Maricel Guliman in a trash can.

Mrs Guliman said she became suspicious of a woman — presumed to be the mother — because she was in the cubicle for so long. When the woman eventually left, she checked the cubicle and found blood covering the floor and the baby in the bin.

Dr Purisima said the baby was gasping for air and had a slow heart rate and was blue in the face when brought to his clinic. After about 30 minutes of resuscitation, the baby’s condition stabilised.

The baby was then taken to Pasay City General Hospital for observation.

Airport authorities are investigating the incident and are looking at CCTV camera footage to identify the mother.