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

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

New Delhi: Max Healthcare has decided to terminate the services of two doctors allegedly involved in the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead, hospital authorities said.

The decision was taken tonight after a meeting of the Max Healthcare authorities in connection with the incident.

 “While the inquiry by the expert group which includes external experts from the IMA is still in process, we have decided to terminate the services of two treating doctors, doctors AP Mehta and Vishal Gupta in the case relating to the twin extreme pre-term babies,” Max Healthcare said in a statement.

“The strict action has been taken on the basis of our initial discussions with the expert group and as a reflection of our commitment to higher standards of care,” it said.

The case pertains to the birth of twins (boy and girl) on November 30. Both the babies were allegedly declared dead at the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. However, the family later found the boy was alive.

“We wish to clarify that this action should not presuppose finding of any lapse by the expert group and should not be construed in anyway to be anything other than an expression of our continued commitment to providing quality healthcare,” the statement read.

Earlier in the day, the hospital had said two experts from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had been included in the probe team set up by the Max Healthcare authorities to investigate the case.

The Max Healthcare authorities had ordered an inquiry into the case on December 1, 2017.

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association’s president Dr KK Aggarwal told ANI that no doctor would willfully declare a baby dead, adding the concerned doctor might have made a mistake.”There is definitely a mistake. The difference between a mistake and negligence is the deliberate action. I don’t think any doctor will do it willfully. But let the inquiry committee find out,” Aggarwal said.
Delhi Police Send Notice

The Delhi Police on Sunday sent a notice to the Shalimar Bagh Max hospital administration as the hospital allegedly declared a newborn baby dead while it was actually alive.

‘We have sent a notice to the Shalimar Bagh Max hospital,’ a police official said.

Police have already registered a case of attempt to commit culpable homicide against two doctors.

Investigators have sent a notice to the hospital to join the probe and share documents pertaining to the case.

Max Hospital said that it was setting up a committee of experts to investigate the case.

“Investigations are expected to conclude by December 4, and findings are expected to be shared thereafter,” the hospital said on Sunday evening.

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the hospital has already under scrutiny by the Delhi Government as well as the Delhi Medical Council.

Read also: Max Hospital to lose licence if found guilty: Delhi Health Minister

Source: with agency inputs
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  1. This all is ridiculous and unnecessary and undesirable . All senior superstar clinicians should stop criticizing all this .Rewarming of fetuses of such age has not been ever attempted or even possible on this globe . The superstar clinicians should desist from passing comments against the doctors in question . Extracorporeal circulation and rewarming has not been applied to the fetus of 22wks age, on this globe so far . Cardiac stand still is done with cardiplegic solutions by inducing hypothermia to the extent of minus 20 degrees centigrade and therefore rewarming to be followed to restart the cardiac activity ,which is not possible with this age of fetus . IMA and all superstars should analyze coolly and apply their mind and then pass the judgments. Don\’t pass comments to get popular .

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  3. Don’t trust these ridiculous statement by Dr Aggarwal .His statement is medically unethical and inappropriate.