A mother has abandoned her 9-month-old baby at a hospital in South Sudan’s Aweil State, police have revealed.

The baby was left by his mother at Aweil Civil Hospital last week.

Elia Kosta, Aweil state police commissioner, told Radio Tamazuj that a South Sudanese woman has left her baby at Aweil hospital and her whereabouts remain unknown. The police officer has not revealed the mother’s name.

Kosta pointed that the police are still looking for the mother so that she can be reunited with her baby. He added that the mother will also be taken to court if found.

The abandoned baby is being taken care of by the state ministry of social development.

Source: Radio Tamazuj