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Delhi govt finds Max Hospital guilty in infant death case

08 December 2017

Delhi's Max Super Specialty Hospital that finds itself marred with a medical negligence case- wherein a newborn was declared dead, has now sacked the doctors responsible for the oversight.

The Delhi police said on Wednesday that it had transferred the case to its crime unit. The baby boy died at a nursing home in Pitampura after battling for life for almost a week.

The case relates to the birth of twins (a boy and a girl) on November 30.

The parents say they discovered their baby breathing inside a plastic bag he was placed inside of while en route to a crematorium in the Indian capital of New Delhi. But to their utter horror, the the boy was still alive, while they were on way to do their final rites.

The family rushed the baby to a nearby nursing home in Pitampura, while the mother remained at Max Hospital as she was very weak. It was then they realised that their baby boy was still alive. Gupta said that the boy had died from multiple organ dysfunction.

The family had a day earlier refused to take his body till action was taken against the erring doctors.

"I will not take my son's body until the two doctors are arrested", Kumar told PTI.

"We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident", said the hospital in a statement.

He also said he will also not get his wife, who is still admitted at Max Hospital, discharged from until they get justice. "We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the support needed", the statement said.

The Delhi government's preliminary inquiry report was submitted to the Delhi health minister on Tuesday; it found the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms when dealing with newborn infants, a Delhi government official who was not authorized to speak on the record about the report told CNN. Our deepest condolences are with the parents and other family members.

Max Healthcare terminated two doctors for their involvement in the situation, but said that their terminations were not an admission of guilt.

Delhi govt finds Max Hospital guilty in infant death case