Max Hospital: Baby wrongly declared dead, Licence cancelled

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The Delhi government has reportedly canceled Shalimar Bagh branch of Max Super Speciality Hospital’s Licence after doctors wrongly declared one of the newborn twins dead.

It was reported that when the twins baby were handed over to the parents in a polythene bag, parents realized some movement inside the bag after which it was found one of the twins was alive.

In the recent development, the licence of the Shalimar Bagh branch of Max Hospital now has been cancelled.

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said in a statement, “We have cancelled the license of Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. The negligence in the newborn death case was unacceptable. The hospital cannot admit new patient”.

It was learned that the twins- a boy and a girl were declared dead by the doctors in Max Super Speciality Hospital, wherein parents found the boy was alive.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday has warned canceling the hospital’s licence if the probe would found it guilty of medical negligence.

The father of the twin baby said in a statement, “After being declared dead, babies were given to us in packets, when we left for cremation ground we noticed movement and on checking found one was breathing. We immediately rushed to nearby hospital”.

The case was registered by the police under the sections of 308 of the Indian Penal Code which is subjected to up to seven years in jail.

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