DPM launches campaign to curb baby dumping

DPM launches campaign to curb baby dumping

SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping, saying it is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately.

She said 577 cases of baby dumping were recorded in the four years up to 2018. Among the causes were pregnancy out-of-wedlock and teen pregnancies.

Launching the campaign at the Dengkil (southbound) rest area of the North-South Expressway here, she advised teens or women who have gone astray not to do anything that can endanger their lives or the babies they carry.

“We focus on the safety, health and welfare of both baby and mother,” she said.

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister said those affected can contact the Kasih 15999 line to seek help and that the ministry has qualified counsellors to handle such cases, including assisting and providing them protection.