An abandoned newborn baby was discovered at a playground in Taman Pergola, near the Slim River Fire and Rescue Department, today. (Pix by ROSMAN SHAMSUDIN)

SLIM RIVER: An abandoned newborn baby was discovered at a playground in Taman Pergola, near the Slim River Fire and Rescue Department, today.

The baby was found at 7.30am by former teacher, G. Thiruganakumar, 60, who was out jogging at the park.

The baby, wrapped up in batik cloth, was found at a children's slide.

The authorities were subsequently alerted.

Muallim district police chief Supt Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the baby boy was in good health. The baby was sent to the Slim River Hospital for a checkup.

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