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Max Hospital held guilty for not following prescribed medical norms, not getting ECG done to confirm death

Max Hospital held guilty for not following prescribed medical norms, not getting ECG done to confirm death

Born at 22 weeks, the premature baby finally succumbed during treatment on Tuesday

New Delhi: The primary inquiry report into the Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh incident submitted to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has found the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants.

“The panel in its report found the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants,” the source said.

According to the report, no ECG tracings were done to check if the child was alive. The body was handed over without written instructions.

Meanwhile, the premature baby, who was delivered wrongly declared dead last week, has died during treatment, police said today.

The Delhi Police earlier on Monday said a notice was issued to the hospital under sections 91 and 160 of the CrPC in connection with the newborn declared dead case.

“We have sent a notice to Max under sections 91 and 160 of the CrPC. We are collecting all records regarding the admission of the woman and the treatment of newborn babies. We are looking at CCTV footages as well,” Aslam Khan, DCP North West, told the media.

Also, the hospital terminated the services of two of its doctors, who were involved in wrongly declaring a newborn dead last week.

Read also: Max Medical Negligence Update: 2 Doctors terminated, hospital gets more notices

The Shalimar Bagh branch of the hospital was accused of medical negligence after an infant was found alive after being declared ‘dead’ along with his still-born twin by the hospital.

Following this, the Delhi Police sent a notice to the administration of the Max Hospital, seeking detailed information in connection with the case and asked the authorities to be present for an interrogation.

Read also: Newborn declared dead: Police question sacked doctors, others

Source: With ANI inputs
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  1. 22 weeks old is a foetus , Is it a viable baby

  2. Someone is bonkers.

  3. I doubt with such a preemie ECG will be done! More like splitting hair.

  4. I still wonder at 22 weeks gestation all this is valid ??