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Newborn declared dead by Max dies

By IANS Updated: Dec 06, 2017 11:03 pm

New Delhi, Dec. 6 (IANS): A 22-week baby, who was wrongly declared dead by a leading private hospital here last week, died here on Wednesday but the family refused to accept the body till the erring doctors were arrested for medical negligence.
Doctors at the Agarwal Nursing Home where the newborn was admitted after the earlier blunder by Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh declared the child dead at 12 p.m., the baby’s father Ashish Kumar said.
“We will not accept the body as we want doctors of Max Hospital to be arrested first for wrongly declaring the baby dead on November 30,” a bitter Kumar told IANS. He said the family will hold a protest till their demand was met.
Max Hospital offered its condolences to the family.
“We just learnt of the sad demise of the baby, who was on ventilator support. Our deepest condolences to the parents… While we understand that survival in extreme pre-term births is rare, it is always painful for parents and family. We wish them the strength to cope with their loss,” a Max statement said.
A three-member panel set up by the Delhi government, in its preliminary inquiry report submitted to Health Minister Satyendar Jain, has found the Max doctors guilty of not following medical norms in dealing with the premature newborn, due to which he was declared dead even though he was alive.
The panel had scrutinised hospital records and met the staff.

By IANS Updated: Dec 06, 2017 11:03:39 pm