Doctors Who Mistakenly Declare Newborn Dead Are Fired

Doctors Who Mistakenly Declare Newborn Dead Are Fired

New Delhi police are continuing to review hospital records as well as video footage from the twins' birth to better understand how the doctor's arrived at the conclusion.

A Max hospital spokesperson stated: "It has been brought to our attention that a pre-mature (22 weeks), newborn baby who is reported to be on life support at a nursing home was unfortunately handed over without any sign of life by Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh. We ripped it open, found bits of plastic and the baby inside, breathing".

Malik said the family had requested financial assistance from the Delhi government to move the baby to a "bigger and better" facility.

"We have made a decision 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", the hospital said Saturday, adding that the case will be investigated with input from the Indian Medical Association.

Police officers said the focus of the questioning was to find out the specific duties of each member of the medical team at the time of the incident, seek justification for three expensive injections and a Rs 50-lakh bill that was quoted to the family. "We are managing to maintain his vitals at the moment, but the condition is very serious", Gupta said. "They haven't told us whether he'll survive".

"The hospital has also set up a inquiry panel into the matter with two senior doctors from the Indian Medical Association investigating the matter".

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"This strict action has been taken on the basis of our initial discussions with the expert group and as a reflection of our commitment to higher standards of care", the statement added.

This case of medical negligence has received significant attention from local politicians.

While the final report is still awaited the findings of preliminary report has been submitted to the Health Ministry, Delhi Government.

Expressing concern, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a law to "check negligence and loot" by private hospitals.

According to the panel's report, no ECG tracings were done to check if the child was alive, NDTV reported.

"In the meantime, we are fully cooperating with all relevant authorities on this issue", the statement said.

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