Though historically, it would seem like the practice of abandoning children to various people and institutions tends to lead to adults of perpetual greatness, it is nevertheless disconcerting that Italy’s Family Affairs Minister Rosy Bindi believes that all hospitals in the country should install modern foundling wheels.
From Australia’s Herald Sun:
Over the weekend, a baby was abandoned in a high-tech hatch installed recently in a hospital in a poorer neighbourhood on Rome’s southern outskirts.
The person who left the child entered a room accessible only from the outside, pushed open a glass hatch, and deposited the baby in a heated crib in a room on the inside.
Electronic sensors detected movement in the crib and set off an alarm for doctors at the Casilino hospital, who arrived in 40 seconds and cared for the baby boy, whom they named Stefano.