2 Doctors Fired For Mistakenly Declaring Newborn Dead In India

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2 Doctors Fired For Mistakenly Declaring Newborn Dead In India

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(CNN) — An Indian hospital has fired 2 doctors fired for foolishly proclaiming a newborn baby boy dead.

The baby was born at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, last Thursday but pronounced lifeless 2 hours later, the boy’s grandfather, Praveen Malik, told CNN.

His mom had given birth to twins but the girl was declared stillborn.

The parents were on their way to a cremation ground when they noticed “some movements” inside one of the polythene bags that the hospital gave them to the infants’ bodies.

“When we opened the bag, we found the boy breathing. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Malik said.

The hospital recently said in a statement that the boy was “handed over without any sign of life” by the hospital staff.

The boy is still in a critical condition in hospital, according to Dr Sandeep Gupta, from the Delhi New Born Centre where the baby is now receiving treatment.

“He is on ventilator support, nutrition support and other supports. We are managing to maintain his vitals at the moment but the condition is very serious,” Gupta said.

Max Healthcare said in a statement released late Sunday evening that the decision to allow 2 doctors head out shouldn’t be interpreted as an admission of guilt.

“We wish to clarify that this action should not presuppose finding of any lapse by the expert group and should not be construed in any way to be anything other than an expression of our continued commitment to providing quality healthcare,” the statement from Max Healthcare said.

A study by an external group of experts is likely to be concluded Monday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted stating authorities would take the “strongest action” if someone is found at fault.

“We want the Delhi government to take strict action against the hospital authorities for their negligence,” the boy’s grandfather said.

 

News Source : Fox5Vegas


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