Baby pronounced dead wakes up on way to funeral

Max Hospital

Two hospital physicians in India have been fired after pronouncing a baby dead, only to have the child wake up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral.

The hospital said: "We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident".

The twins born to Shalimar Bagh resident Ashish and Varsha at Max hospital on November 30 were 22 weeks premature.

The baby, found to be alive by the family, died after a week of treatment today in a nursing home in Pitampura.

Expressing condolences over the baby's death, the hospital in a statement said, "We just learnt of the sad demise of the 23-week preterm baby, who was on ventilator support".

While the twins were being taken for burial, they found the boy to be breathing inside one of the packages, police said.

The Max Hospital sacked two of its doctors after the news made national headlines.

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

According to Gupta, the baby died due to multiple organ dysfunction.

The family is reportedly unsure if the boy will survive but they will not be taking him back to Max Hospital. "Had the baby not been exposed for so many hours after his birth, maybe we could have probably prolonged his life longer". "Our final demand with the government, with the world, is that we need justice", he said. The hospital's licence should be cancelled and the doctor who declared my nephew dead should be jailed'.

They were part of the team that was allegedly associated with Thursday's incident in which a baby who was declared dead was later found to be alive.

Officers are also looking into three injections that were allegedly administered to the child at a cost of $710 (35,000 rupees) and were meant to increase the chances of survival. Senior police sources said that if the allegations were found to be true, the hospital might be charged for extortion.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Pizza Hut Testing Beer, Wine Delivery
Stores will have to obtain a license to distribute alcohol, though Bourgeois told CNNMoney that many locations already have them. During the summer, the pizza chain announced that it would be hiring 14,000 more drivers around the country by the end of 2017.

F1 sees distinguished manufacturers make a welcome return
It would also be nice to see a more competitive side to the sport, which usually sees one side dominate the entire season. The team is looking at Charles Leclerc from Ferrari, Marcus Ericsson or Antonio Giovinazzi who is a reserve for Ferrari.

Samsung shares hurt by negative Morgan Stanley forecast
The company will be starting construction soon on a special EUV facility as part of their Hwaseong complex in South Korea. The Note 8 has seen an incredible return to form for the company and saw over 4 million devices sold around the world.

Cyber Monday 2017 – The top sellers in electronics this year
Apple’s 9.7-inch Wi-Fi enabled iPad Pro was also still a great seller thanks to massive price discounts from retailers. Microsoft dropped their game changing console update, the Microsoft Xbox One X with a 1TB hard drive and 4K compatibility.

Other news