Newborn death: Max Hospital gets stay order, to resume operations

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.? Photograph:( Agencies )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 20, 2017, 06.35 AM (IST)

After the Delhi government cancelled its license for erroneously declaring a newborn baby dead, the Max Hospital New Delhi's Shalimar Bagh is all set to resume operations from today.

The hospital is resuming operations after obtaining a stay order by appropriate appellate authority, to whom they made an appeal against cancellation of license, ANI reported.

On December 15, the hospital said it had moved a "government authority" against the cancellation of licence of its hospital.

A spokesperson of the Max Healthcare, when asked to elaborate on the appropriate authority approached, only said, "It is not a court authority but a government authority.

Delhi High Court advocate Ashok Agarwal had told PTI that in such cases, "the appellate authority is the Lt Governor's office".

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 their 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. 

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain had said Max hospital's "negligence in the death of a newborn baby was unacceptable" which was why his ministry had cancelled the license.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The hospital is resuming operations after obtaining a stay order by appropriate appellate authority, to whom they made an appeal against cancellation of license