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Baby wrongly declared dead by Max Hospital passes away

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A premature baby, who was delivered in Max Hospital and wrongly declared dead last week, has died during treatment, police said today.

The baby, born on November 30, died last evening.


Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), confirmed the

A panel formed by the to look into the case yesterday found Max Hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants.

The case relates to the birth of twins (a boy and a girl) on November 30. The parents alleged the babies were declared dead by the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh but they later discovered that the boy was alive.

The parents said they were told by the hospital that both the babies were stillborn. The infants were handed over to them in a polythene bag, they said.

Just before their last rites, the family discovered that the baby boy was breathing, the police said.

On December 2, Health Minister Satyender Jain had said the hospital's licence could be cancelled if a probe found it guilty of medical negligence.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 13:50 IST
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