The Straits Times
Published on Sep 07, 2012

Argentine morgue baby leaves hospital


BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina's "miracle baby," born premature and declared dead in April and then found alive 12 hours later at the morgue, has been cleared to go home, the hospital said on Thursday.

Luz Milagros, whose middle name means "miracles" in Spanish, "is stable," with a tube for feeding and respiratory assistance "to help avoid fatigue," said the director of Resistencia's paediatric hospital, Juan Mario Jacobassi.

The five-month-old left the hospital in north-eastern Argentina around noon, in the arms of her mother Analia Boutet.

She remains fragile, and her care will continue at home with the help of specialised equipment installed there.