Delhi govt orders probe into Max Hospital negligence case

Delhi govt orders probe into Max Hospital negligence case

Narrating the incident, family members said six-month pregnant Varsha -who was earlier admitted at a nursing home in Paschim Vihar - was admitted to Max on November 28, where doctors told the family that her situation is critical and chances of newborns' survival are less. The boy is now admitted in another hospital in Pitampura, according to him.

"Later, doctors told us that even the second baby has died".

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that strict action will be taken against Max Hospital, Shalimar Garden branch, and if required its licence would be cancelled, after the hospital in a case of "medical negligence" declared a baby dead along with its stillborn twin, but was found to be alive later.

The Delhi government has ordered a probe into the incident and sought a preliminary report within three days.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Enquiry ordered".

Shalimar Bagh's Max Super Speciality Hospital - has admitted to the incident.

"This baby was one of the twins delivered on the morning of November 30. The cost for his treatment, as suggested by the hospital, is Rs 45 lakh".

"They didn't show us a rate card, but told us this..."

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While the baby, which was found to be alive is now under medical supervision at a hospital in Pitampura, Max Hospital claimed that it was "in constant touch" with the parents and providing "all the needed support". However, around 12.30 pm the hospital said the boy was dead too and subsequently handed over the bodies of the twins to the family in polythene bags, he added. We were given two packets with [a] baby inside each packet. "I was shocked. I couldn't believe my eyes", Malik said. One of the babies was moving and breathing.

Max Healthcare has said it is looking into the issue.

(Web Desk) - A newborn baby, declared dead by a private hospital in Delhi, was found to be alive when the family was on their way to his funeral. "We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident", the hospital added.

The statement said a detailed enquiry was initiated, pending which, the concerned doctor was asked to proceed on leave immediately and they were in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the needed support. The charge is being investigated by the government.

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As the incident sparked a row, Union Health Minister J P Nadda asked the Delhi government to look into the case and "take necessary action".

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