MAX HOSPITAL LICENCE CANCELLED, CANNOT ADMIT NEW PATIENTS FOR NOW, SAYS DELHI HEALTH MINISTER

Dr. Mehak Jonjua, The Hush Post, Delhi: The licence of Delhi’s Max Hospital in Shalimar has been cancelled. The move comes in after the inquiry into the case of a newborn baby being declared dead without proper examination and procedural lapses. The hospital handed over the twins in a sealed plastic bag. However, on way to the cremation ground, the parents realised that one of the twins showed movements and rushed to a nearby hospital and later found that one of the infants was alive. The hospital cannot take new patients for now, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said. The move came after the preliminary report submitted by the three member panel formed by the Delhi government found the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms.

The three-member panel formed by Delhi government after examining records and visiting the hospital had found evidence of carelessness, including no ECG done to authenticate that the infant was alive or otherwise. Also the dead and the new born, who was alive were not kept independent of each other. Before declaring the one alive of the two new-borns dead, the hospital had told the parents that the baby needed critical care and had to be kept in an incubator. The hospital had said, it will cost Rs. 1 lakh for three days and later cost Rs. 50,000 each day for three months,” a relative said. Just when the parents were in discussion about the costs, they were told that the infant was no more.

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