Shalimar Bagh Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead

max-hospitalThe Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh after a baby declared dead by the hospital was found to be alive.

According to the sources, on 30 November, Varsha (20) gave birth to premature twins at the hospital. While the baby girl was declared stillborn, the baby boy was declared dead a few hours later. As the family was taking the bodies for their last rites, the baby boy was found breathing. He was admitted to a private nursing home, where he stayed till his death on Wednesday.

Announcing the decision, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the final report of an enquiry by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) submitted to him on Friday found the hospital at fault. Patients already admitted would be given a choice to be transferred or complete their treatment and no new patients would be treated, including in the OPD.


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