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Shalimar Bagh's Max Hospital Licence Cancelled for Declaring Alive Baby Dead

The licence of Max Hospital of Shalimar Bagh has been cancelled with immediate effect by the Delhi Health Ministry on account of Medical Negligence after the doctors of the hospital wrongly declared twins newborn babies as dead.
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The licence of Max Hospital of Shalimar Bagh has been cancelled with immediate effect by the Delhi Health Ministry on account of Medical Negligence after the doctors of the hospital wrongly declared twins newborn babies as dead.

Delhi Health Minister, Mr. Satyendra Jain has addressed the issue and confirmed that the licence of the Hospital has been cancelled as they have committed a grave negligence in the case which is unacceptable in any given circumstance.

The twins baby- a girl and a boy were declared dead by the hospital and were handed over to the parents in a polythene bag. However, it was later discovered by the parents that the boy was alive.

The baby boy was born premature on 30th November, 2017 and was being treated in the private clinic in pitampura for a week before he was declared dead by the doctors of the Max Hospital. The parents realised that the baby was alive when he was being taken for his last rites.

A probe panel of Delhi Government made in this behalf consisting of a gynecologist, a pediatrician and a hospital administrator has found hospital guilty of Negligence on tuesday with regard to declaring baby boy dead while he was alive. As far as the baby girl is concerned she was still born. The panel said that they have evidence of the negligence on the part of the hospital, no ECG was done by the hospital to know the living status of the infant and even the living babies and dead babies were not being kept separately by the hospital.

The police investigation in this matter has been transferred to the Crime Branch from the North West District Police.

After the incident the Max Hospital has said that they are terminating services of two doctors who are alleged to be involved in the incident - AP Mehta and Vishal Gupta.

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Mehak Sharma
Published on 8th Dec, 2017
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