Max Hospital row: Newborn declared stillborn dies after 6 days

Delhi government scraps licence of Max Hospital'Open loot won't be tolerated says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government scraps licence of Max Hospital'Open loot won't be tolerated says Arvind Kejriwal

The doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin, who was stillborn on 30 November, at 22 weeks.

The parents say they discovered their baby breathing inside a plastic bag he was placed inside of while en route to a crematorium in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

The baby was admitted to a private nursing home in Pitampura where he was put on a ventilator and the doctors said that the due to the premature birth, his condition was serious and that his chances of survival slim.

"We will continue to protest till our demand is fulfilled", he said.

On the way to the cremation ground, the family found the boy still breathing after noticing "some movements" inside one of the polythene bags containing the babies' bodies. The baby boy died at a nursing home in Pitampura after battling for life for almost a week. "I was shocked. I couldn't believe my eyes", grandfather Praveen Malik told CNN. "Once we get that we will take strictest possible action according to law", he said. "The complications later began and the child had multi-organ dysfunction", he told PTI.

Max Hospital had earlier terminated the services of two doctors - Dr A.P. Mehta and Dr Vishal Gupta - who were allegedly involved in the case.

"Had the baby not been exposed for so many hours after his birth, maybe we could have probably prolonged his life longer", said Gupta. "We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the support needed", the statement said.

Delhi government's preliminary inquiry found Shalimar Bagh's Max Hospital guilty in the infant death case.

"No ECG (Electrocardiography) tracings were done to trace whether the child was alive", the source said, referring to the findings of the initial report.

According to the family, senior police officers met them on Thursday and informed them that investigation into the case has been transferred to the Crime Branch. "In the meantime, we are fully cooperating with all relevant authorities on this issue", they added.

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