In an appreciable move, the Delhi govt has canceled the license of Max Hospital’s Shalimar Bagh unit after a premature baby was wrongly declared as dead by the hospital last week.

On November 30, Ashish Kumar’s wife gave birth to premature twins (boy and girl) at the hospital.Both the babies were declared stillborn by the hospital and handed over to the family allegedly in a polythene bag.When the family was taking the babies for their last rites they were shocked to see movement in the body of one of the twins and it was found that the boy was still alive.

Source: Max Hospital

After the investigation was carried out the Delhi government on Tuesday said that the preliminary report submitted by the inquiry committee set up by Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh has found out that Electrocardiography (ECG) was not done to check if the infant twins were alive after the surgery.

We have canceled the license of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh. The negligence in the newborn death case was unacceptable,” Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain today said at a press conference.

The baby was in a critical state and passed away on Thursday at a nursing home in Pitampura, however, his father has refused to accept the body as a mark of protest against the medical negligence and has demanded an arrest of the doctors.

I will not take my son’s body until the two doctors are arrested,” Ashok told PTI.

We appreciate the action taken by the Delhi Govt against the hospital and hope this will set an example for the hospitals who have commercialized it to such an extent that they are now using it as a mean of extorting money from the patients.

ht : TOI

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