Doctors Fired After 'Dead' Baby Wakes up on the Way to Funeral

Max Hospital

Max Hospital

Two doctors have been sacked following the incident and a health minister in the city has threatened to cancel the hospital's licence.

A panel formed by the Delhi government to look into the case yesterday found Max Hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants. The preliminary report submitted to health minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that no ECG tracings were done to trace whether the child was alive.

Local police said they were collecting hospital records for the mum and newborn babies, reports Asian News International. The body was handed over to the parent without written instructions, in a plastic bag. They opened the bag to find the live child.

On 3 December, the Delhi Police had issued a notice to the administration of Max Hospital for "medical negligence", after the hospital declared a baby dead along with its stillborn twin, but was found to be alive later. But just before their last rites, the family found that the boy was alive, police said. The kid was still breathing.

As a two-member Indian Medical Association team heads to Aggarwal Nursing Home on Wednesday to conduct a thorough medical check-up of the baby, his grandfather has demanded that he be shifted to a bigger and well-equipped hospital.

The baby was rushed back to the hospital and placed on life support.

"This baby was one of the twins delivered on the morning of November 30". One was stillborn, and the other was pronounced dead shortly after birth. "We have initiated a detailed inquiry, pending which the doctors concerned have been asked to proceed on leave immediately". "We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the needed support".

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