A newborn baby was found abandoned, wearing no clothes and with red cheeks due to sunburn on Tuesday afternoon in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam, according to a local official.
Lai Tri Hoc, chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong La Commune in Dong Hung District, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday that the local administration issued a notice looking for relatives of the one-day-old infant whose umbilical cord had yet to be removed.
A local resident found the abandoned baby girl in a plastic bag placed near a power pole in the area and reported the situation to authorities.
The baby was rushed to a nearby medical station for a health check-up, Hoc elaborated.
According to the health check-up results, the 3.3-kilogram infant was sunburnt and had spent significant time in the hot sun without clothing.
She is receiving medical care at the facility while authorities are looking for her relatives.
If no relatives step forward, authorities will take action in accordance with regulations, Hoc added.