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The incident sparked outrage and a debate over the standard of personal healthcare

A new child child who was “mistakenly” declared useless by medical doctors in India’s capital Delhi has died in one other hospital the place he was being handled.

The medical doctors on the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the infant useless hours after his twin who was stillborn on 30 November.

The mother and father stated the infant was alive whereas on their approach to his funeral.

Their father informed reporters that he wouldn’t take the kid’s physique residence until the 2 medical doctors have been arrested.

The incident sparked outrage and a debate over the standard of personal healthcare which is commonly expensive.

The 2 medical doctors have been fired by the hospital on Sunday after an inquiry. The hospital additionally condoled with the mother and father after listening to that the infant had died.

“Our deepest condolences are with the mother and father and different members of the family. Whereas we perceive that survival in excessive preterm births is uncommon, it’s all the time painful for the mother and father and household. We want them the energy to deal with their loss,” it stated.

The state well being minister, Satyender Jain, has stated the hospital’s licence could possibly be cancelled if a probe discovered it responsible of medical negligence.

The Delhi police stated on Wednesday that it had transferred the case to its crime unit.

The incident got here to gentle when the mother and father observed one of many infants squirming contained in the plastic bag that medical doctors had positioned the infants in.

In line with the twins’ grandfather, the shocked household rushed the new child to a close-by hospital the place they have been informed that their child was nonetheless alive, native media reported.

This was the second occasion in current months the place a non-public hospital in India has been referred to as out for negligent care. Final month, a woman died of dengue fever in one other hospital and the mother and father allege they have been overcharged for her therapy.