NEW DELHI: A panel formed by the Delhi government to investigate the case of a prematurely declared premature baby has found the Max Shalimar Bagh hospital guilty of failing to follow the prescribed medical standards when dealing with newborn babies.
The three-member panel presented its preliminary report on Tuesday to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain after examining hospital records and meeting hospital staff.
The sources citing the report said that ECG tracings were not made to verify if the child was alive and the body was delivered without written instructions. The boy, along with a twin sister, was born on November 30. Both babies were pronounced dead even though the child was alive.
"The dead and living twins were not kept separately," said one official.
The panel will present its final report shortly, said the official. Max health authorities in a written statement said: "The media flashes indicate that the report is preliminary, we would like to review the final report when we receive it before commenting, meanwhile, we are fully cooperating with all relevant authorities on this issue . problem."
The parents of the twins had alleged that the Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh had declared both babies dead and had given them to the babies in a polythene bag. Just before the last rites, the family discovered that the baby was breathing. "We took him quickly to a nearby nursing home in Pitampura, where he is in maintenance of life," the father had said.
Deepak, the girl's uncle, said Tuesday that the seven-day-old boy is very critical but alive. "The doctors do not have much hope of their survival," he said.
As part of its initial action, Max Health decided on Sunday to suspend the services of two doctors allegedly involved in the case. The action against the doctors was made on the basis of initial conversations with the group of experts and as a reflection of the commitment to higher standards of care, the hospital said. The police said that the proposal to set up a medical board for expert medical opinion had been initiated and that four doctors had joined the investigations.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated that the government of Delhi will present a legal framework to control the "booty" and "criminal negligence" of private hospitals. He added that the government of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had "managed" to restrict private schools from arbitrarily deciding their fee structure, adding that a similar legal framework would be established in the health sector to take action against roving private hospitals. .
"We do not want to interfere with the functioning of private hospitals, but if those who suffer from illness are plundered and cheated and hospitals are guilty of criminal negligence, being a responsible government, we will interfere in such cases," Kejriwal said in a statement. function at the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences.