Hospital fires doctors after 'dead' baby wakes up on way to crematorium

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"We could not say anything more but the doctor should be put behind bars and the license of the hospital must be cancelled so that this incident is not repeated with any family in future", said Vikas, maternal uncle of the deceased infant.

The newborn boy was found moving in a body bag hours after his parents were told he had passed away.

Doctors declared the newborn twin dead Thursday two hours after he was born prematurely at Max Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi, CNN reported.

While the twins were being taken for burial, they found the boy to be breathing inside one of the packages, police said.

Police officers said the focus of the questioning was to find out the specific duties of each member of the medical team at the time of the incident, seek justification for three expensive injections and a Rs 50-lakh bill that was quoted to the family.

The family returned with the baby to the hospital where he is in critical condition. "Our final demand with the government, with the world, is that we need justice", he said. "He was unable to keep his vitals up", Gupta said.




Max Healthcare had earlier said it had made a decision to terminate the services of two doctors allegedly involved in the case.

"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 Indian Medical Association is investigating the case.

State Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted last week that he has ordered an inquiry "into this unacceptable act". The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action.

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

According to reports, police sources said that if the allegations were found to be true, the hospital might be charged for extortion.

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