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One-day-old baby girl goes missing from university hospital

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 1:02 PM
The one-day-old babygirl who went missing from the University Hospital of the West Indies.

A search is now under way for a one-day-old baby girl who this morning went missing from a ward at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew.

The child's father, Milton Maxwell, says the mother had just received medication and had dozed off with her baby sleeping in a cot beside her.

He said when she got up around 10:30 a.m, the child was missing.

The mother alerted the hospital staff who immediately started searching for the child.

The matter has also been reported to the police.

Both parents who are from India are employed as nurses at the UHWI .

The Gleaner will provide more on this story in subsequent reports.