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.
“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.
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.