Baby wrongly declared dead dies, father refuses body

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

The preliminary report had found that the hospital did not perform ECG tracing before declaring the baby dead.

Father refuses to take body, demands arrest of 2 doctors; Case transferred to Crime Branch.

A newborn baby who was "mistakenly" declared dead by doctors in India's capital Delhi has died in another hospital where he was being treated.

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 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.

Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the crime branch and the northwest district police has been asked to hand over the files.

The police had registered a case under Section 308 of the Indian Penal Code.

Talking to Mail Today, Ashish said, "I will not take my son's body until the two doctors are arrested".

CCI also found the hospital and BD Ltd prima facie guilty of selling syringes from the hospital's pharmacy at double the MRP. "After we found that the child was alive, we shifted the baby to a local nursing home".

The baby's uncle said that they will continue to protest outside Max Hospital.

Malik said the family had requested financial assistance from the Delhi government to move the baby to a "bigger and better" facility. The body was handed over to the parent without written instructions, in a plastic bag. We can only act according to the law. And, to shift a newborn in such a condition is a very hard task.

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

"We want the Delhi government to take strict action against the hospital authorities for their negligence", the boy's grandfather said. A panel formed on Monday by the Delhi government to look into the recent case has found the hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants. Our deepest condolences are with the parents and other family members.