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Max Hospital to Be Investigated for Declaring a Living Baby as Dead

Max Hospital to Be Investigated for Declaring a Living Baby as Dead

Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Twitter that an official inquiry would be ordered, and that the "strongest action" would be taken if the doctors who had pronounced the child's death were found guilty.

The family was handed the babies in a polythene bag and they were on way to perform their last rites, when the father felt the boy move inside the bag. An hour after this, the hospital told the parents that the second baby too had died.

"After they were declared dead, the babies were given to us in packets".

However, just before cremation, the family noticed some movement in "the body" and to their surprise, they discovered that the baby was alive and was later admitted in another hospital here.

Meanwhile, babies' grandfather Praveen Malik said: "The hospital authorities stated that our child needed to be put on the ventilator as his condition was deteriorating.

I have directed the Delhi government to look into the matter and take necessary action", Health Minister JP Nadda told reporters.

According to BBC, the doctors at Max Hospital, a privately run hospital, pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was still born.

Responding to the call, the Delhi government ordered an inquiry into the incident. Narrating the incident, family members said six-month pregnant Varsha -who was earlier admitted at a nursing home in Paschim Vihar - was admitted to Max on November 28, where doctors told the family that her situation is critical and chances of newborns' survival are less.

The babies were born prematurely at twenty two weeks, on Thursday morning.

"We couldn't afford the treatment and we chose to take our baby to another hospital". The other baby was stillborn.

"It is very unfortunate".

The hospital issued a statement saying they "were shaken and concerned at this rare incident", adding an enquiry has been initiated. We have initiated a detailed inquiry, pending which, the doctor concerned has been asked to proceed on a leave immediately.

In a statement, the hospital said the boy was "handed over without any sign of life" by hospital staff.

Police have registered a case in the matter under Section 308 of the IPC which governs cases related to attempt to commit culpable homicide and can attract imprisonment of up to seven years.


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