Doctors alert cops after toddler drank poisonous liquid twice!
THE parents of a 17-month-old baby boy who was admitted to hospital after allegedly consuming brake fluid for the second time this year will make a statement to Uitenhage police today.
The boy was in a stable condition at Culyer hospital intensive care unit in Uitenhage last night.
He was admitted to the hospital at the weekend. Doctors subsequently found traces of brake fluid in his body and asked for police intervention.
A case of attempted murder and child abuse was opened.
Police spokeswoman, Priscilla Naidu, said last night that no-one had been arrested.
“We are busy with investigations and still taking statement from both parents.
"The child is still at the hospital’s ICU unit and will be placed in the care of social workers when he has fully recovered,” she said.
According to inspector Naidu, it was the second time the child was admitted to the hospital for brake fluid consumption.
She said at this stage they were not sure if someone gave him the fluid to drink or an accident.
General manager at the hospital, Walter Kurten, said the child was in a stable condition but that he could not reveal more information as it would be a breach of patient confidentiality.