Since September of 2016, a 6-month-old baby girl has been taken care of by six incredible nurses in a hospital in Kharagpur, West Bengal. And they take such good care of their “Queen” that they even threw the little girl a rice eating ceremony!
Rani, as the she has been named, was born to a mentally ill woman who had abandoned the child upon delivery. Since then, six nurses have made sure that the baby is always taken care of and have been raising her in the paediatric ward.
And she isn’t the only one.
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The nurses have also been raising another baby that had been abandoned in the same ward. A 3-month-old boy, whom they have named Raja (because, of course that makes perfect sense), has joined the little family these nurses have created in the hospital. According to the nurses, while Raja is a calm baby, Rani keeps them on their toes by being naughty.
And yes, Raja was very much in attendance at Rani’s ceremony. In fact, the day was so special that baby girl was decked in a new dress that was bought for her by the grandmother of one of the patients at the hospital’s paediatric ward.
A hospital superintendent spoke about the special occasion, noting that every single one of the arrangements had been made from the funds contributed by employees of the hospital.
Child Line authorities are currently working with the hospital to process the documents of both the babies so they can be released to the state. But for the nurses who have become so attached to these babies, saying goodbye might be downright heartbreaking.
Speaking to the Hindustan Times, one nurse said, ““We don’t know how we will bid goodbye to them. We are praying that they remain here, we take all the care of the babies.”
The little ones truly rule the paediatric ward.