Delhi newborn death case: Police file status report

On November 30, the Max Hospital in New Delhi's Shalimar Bagh had wrongly declared a premature twin as dead. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 02.32 PM (IST)

The Delhi Police on Monday filed its status report in the case of the Shalimar Bagh Max Hospital's alleged medical negligence in declaring a premature twin as dead.

In the status report, the Investigating Officer mentions that the hospital attendant couldn't give a satisfactory reply when asked about the circumstances in which the bodies were handed over to the family.

The Investigating Officer also sent a reminder to the Delhi Medical Council to file their report, ANI reported.

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On December 20, the Delhi Medical Council had issued individual notices to nine doctors and two nurses of the hospital for their alleged medical negligence. 

The council before this had asked for a response from the hospital to which the hospital responded in a week's time. 

On November 30, the hospital had wrongly declared a premature twin as dead. 

Both the babies were declared stillborn by the hospital and handed over to the family allegedly in a polythene bag.

The family discovered that the boy was still alive, while they were on way to do the final rites.

The baby died during treatment at a nursing home in Pitampura a week later.

A panel formed by the Delhi government to look into the case had found Max hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants. 
 

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The Investigating Officer mentions that the hospital attendant couldn't give a satisfactory reply when asked about the circumstances in which the bodies were handed over to the family