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Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Docs involved in declaring twins dead fired!!; heres what the hospital said

Docs involved in declaring twins dead fired!!; heres what the hospital said

The parents found that the baby was alive while they were on their way to his funeral.

After outburst of anger from the public in particular, the hospital has fired two doctors for their blunder.

According to local media, they rushed the newborn to a nearby hospital where they found that the baby boy was alive and is now being treated at a nursing home in New Delhi. The girl was declared to be stillborn, while the boy was in critical condition until he, too, was declared dead, according to CNN.

The babies were placed in plastic bags and the family was driving to the crematorium when they saw movement.

A team led by the DCP, additional DCPs and three ACPs from the northwest district has prepared a two-page questionnaire for the medical staff. DCP (northwest) Aslam Khan said that the questioning would continue on Tuesday. "They haven't told us whether he'll survive".

The incident has sparked public outcry, raising questions about the quality of private healthcare in India, which is often expensive.

Following the written complaint by the woman's husband, the Delhi Police registered a case under Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the IPC - an offence punishable with imprisonment up to seven years - against the hospital after family lodged a complaint with police.

"The hospital has also set up an inquiry panel into the matter, with two senior doctors from the Indian Medical Association investigating the matter", said the official.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that strict action would be taken against the hospital and if required its licence would be cancelled. "The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action".

"I wouldn't have opened the polythene if it weren't for the ladies of the family - they insisted on seeing the boy's face", said Rohit Kumar, the child's father.

Delhi police said they were collecting hospital records for the mother and treatment records for the newborn babies.

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