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Colquitt Regional improves infant safety with footprint scanner

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

New technology is aiming to improve safety for newborns in abduction cases and natural disasters.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie recently installed a new Infant Safety System developed by CertaScan Technologies. 

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.

"We are able to get a better infant footprint than you are with ink and paper which is not always reliable. This is a much more reliable system," said Director of the Maternal-Infant Unit Alana Anderson

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.

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