Saturday, 3 November 2007

192 babies dumped countrywide - 18 in Mwanza

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

SOME 192 babies, ninety of them girls, were found dumped in the past two years, the National Assembly was told yesterday.

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Aisha Kigoda, said during the question and answer session that the babies were being cared for at various centres in the country.

“Unfortunately my ministry has no details over how many dumped babies died,” She said when responding to a question asked by Ms Mariam Kasembe (Special Seats). Dar es Salaam led with 139 dumped babies, she added.

It was followed by Mwanza , the country’s second largest city, with 18 dumped babies and Kagera 11, she said.

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