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South Georgia medical center installs infant safety system

South Georgia medical center installs infant safety system
South Georgia medical center installs infant safety system
Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 13:19:15-05

COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - New technology is aiming to improve safety for newborns.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie recently installed a new infant safety system.

The system allows the hospital to capture high-resolution footprints of newborns. Those footprints can be used for precise identification in situations like an abduction, lost baby or natural disaster.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the state of Georgia to provide this innovative service.

The footprints can be used for identification throughout a lifetime.