Baby declared 'dead' by Max Hospital dies

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One of the prematurely born twins, who was mistakenly declared dead by a private hospital in Delhi, died on Wednesday after battling for life for five days.

While addressing a Press conference, hours after the premature born boy born breath his last at a nursing home in Pitampura, jain said that on November 22, a notice was sent to Max Hospital for allegedly violating norms related to services to be given to EWS patients.

Father of the baby, Ashish Kumar, alleged that the baby acquired severe infection from the incident and that doctors at Max Hospital were responsible for the fate of his child.

An investigation report by Competition Commission of India (CCI) said that the Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, which has been accused of declaring an alive newborn dead, sells syringes double the open market price and earns 525 per cent profit from them.

The infant died due to an infection at a nursing home after battling for life for almost a week - which jolted the entire family, which was demanding the arrest of erring doctors.

The baby boy was found alive when he was being taken with his stillborn twin sister for last rites and their maternal grandfather, who was carrying them, sensed some movement.

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Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the crime branch and the northwest district police has been asked to hand over the files. We only know that an FIR has been registered in the case.

While the preliminary report by the Health Department had found flaws in the hospital's treatment of the baby, Mr. Jain said the government would wait for the final report before taking any action.

"We just learnt of the sad demise of the 23-week preterm baby, who was on ventilator support", Max Hospital said according to PTI.

On December 2, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said the hospital's licence could be cancelled if a probe found it guilty of medical negligence. Our deepest condolences are with the parents and other family members.

A Delhi government panel found on Tuesday that the hospital did not conduct electrocardiography to determine whether the baby was alive. While we understand that survival in extreme preterm births is rare, it is always painful for parents and family. "We wish them the strength to cope with their loss", the statement said.

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