Doctors who wrongly declared baby dead at Max Hospital sacked

Doctors who wrongly declared baby dead at Max Hospital sacked

Doctors who wrongly declared baby dead at Max Hospital sacked

On Nov. 30, doctors at the hospital declared the 22-week-old premature baby dead and handed them over to their parents in a polythene bag along with his stillborn twin brother.

Doctors at Max hospital declared the boy dead soon after and he was returned to the family "wrapped like a courier package from the back door", according to NDTV.

But when they were driving to the cremation ground, the family noticed one of the bags moving and found the little boy still alive.

"In a statement issued, the Max Hospital authorities announced that they have", chose to terminate the services of the two treating doctors Dr. A.P. Mehta and Dr. Vishal Gupta in the case relating to the twin extreme pre-term babies". "We ripped it open, found bits of plastic and the baby inside, breathing".

The boy, who has been given the name Champ, is on life support at a Delhi nursing home. "After we traveled ... we felt a movement in one", said the babies' grandfather.

The incident sparked outrage and protests outside the hospital at the weekend.

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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that strict action would be taken against the hospital and if required its licence would be cancelled.

Max Healthcare said it was "shaken and concerned at this rare incident" and announced on Monday that the two treating doctors would be sacked.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has asked the Delhi Government to take necessary action over the negligence of the Max Hospital.

"As the research, by an independent panel involving experts from the Indian Medical Association, is under way, we made a decision to end the services of the two doctors". "The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action. We don't trust the doctors there", Malik said.

The family then rushed the baby to another hospital where, according to Indian TV, they were told it would cost 100,000 rupees (£1,150) for three days' treatment in an intensive care unit.

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