Max Hospital row: Police calls baby's death a 'case of medical negligence', seeks Delhi Medical Association's opinion

Delhi Police has written to the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) seeking its opinion in the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead by Max Hospital

PTI December 13, 2017 21:19:19 IST
Max Hospital row: Police calls baby's death a 'case of medical negligence', seeks Delhi Medical Association's opinion

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has written to the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) seeking its opinion in the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead by Max Hospital.

The case was transferred from the district police to the Crime Branch for a detailed probe last week after the baby boy, who was born on 30 November at Max Hospital, died at a nursing home in Pitampura on 6 December.

Max Hospital row Police calls babys death a case of medical negligence seeks Delhi Medical Associations opinion

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A senior officer privy to the probe said that the Crime Branch had written to the DMA on Tuesday.

"It's a case of medical negligence and requires an expert opinion. We have written to the DMA seeking its view on the case and the investigation ahead will proceed after we receive a reply from the association," said the officer.

The case relates to the birth of twins, a boy, and a girl, on 30 November. The parents alleged the babies were declared dead by Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh but they later discovered that the boy was alive.

The parents said they were told by the hospital that both the babies were stillborn. The infants were handed over to them in a polythene bag, they said.

The family discovered that the baby boy was breathing just before the last rites, the police said.

The Delhi government on Friday last cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, for alleged medical negligence in multiple instances.

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