In rare cases of abandoned babies here, one mum left newborn infant in hospital, another on staircase

Cleaners found the body of a newborn girl in a food waste bin outside a restaurant in Taipei last month. PHOTO: UNITED DAILY NEWS OF TAIWAN
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SINGAPORE - Instances of babies being abandoned in Singapore are very rare and there were only two in the past three years, a spokesman for the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) told The Straits Times.

In one of the cases, the woman gave birth at a hospital here and walked out without her baby. The other mother dumped her newborn infant at a staircase of a Housing Board block.

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