Published: Sat, December 02, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Delhi govt orders probe into Max Hospital negligence case

Delhi govt orders probe into Max Hospital negligence case

At the same time, the doctor who delivered the twins had allegedly told him that the boy was alive and would have to be kept on ventilator in the hospital's nursery for three months. "He was taken to another hospital in Pitampura where he was admitted and is now under treatment", Praveen Kumar was quoted as saying to the Hindustan Times. However, the parents realised that one of the twins, wrongly declared dead, showed movements in the bag just before burial.

Max Hospital in north Delhi's Shalimar Bagh, which describes itself as "one of India's leading providers of comprehensive, seamless and integrated world class healthcare services", on November 30 mistakenly declared a prematurely born boy dead along with his stillborn twin sister, in a disturbing case of medical negligence.

"The caller said one Varsha, wife of Ashish, was referred to Max Hospital from a nursing home in Paschim Vihar on account of the possibility of premature delivery", the statement said.

"Until there is investigation into this and action taken, we will continue our sit-down protest here", said Parveen, who has given ET permission to use his name.

Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into Max Hospital medical negligence case in the city. The family was later informed that the twins were stillborn and the babies were handed over to the family, police said.

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"On the other hand, the Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into the matter".

The police said in a statement that Shalimar Bagh police station received a phone call about the incident on Thursday. We have initiated a detailed inquiry, pending which, the concerned doctor has been asked to proceed on leave immediately.

Both the Centre and the Delhi Government immediately took cognisance of the matter with the latter ordering an enquiry into the incident, seeking a preliminary report within 72 hours.

Delhi police has sent the documents pertaining to the case to the Medical Council of India and the Delhi Medical Council for their opinion. "We are also consulting legal experts", Pathak said. In Massachusetts in 2005, for example, a woman had been pronounced dead of suicide but before she was buried, a funeral director "heard a gurgling noise coming from the body bag" and took action to rescue her, according to ABC.

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