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Doctors Fired After 'Dead' Baby Wakes up on the Way to Funeral

Doctors Fired After 'Dead' Baby Wakes up on the Way to Funeral Doctors Fired After 'Dead' Baby Wakes up on the Way to Funeral
Melissa Porter | 06 December, 2017, 10:14

But just before their last rites, the family found that the boy was alive, police said.

A three-member panel formed by the Delhi government also found Max Hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants.

When India Today sought detailed profiles of doctors Mehta and Gupta from Max, the hospital replied via an email saying, "In response to your first email, please understand that no corporate is authorised to share personal details and contacts of any current or ex-employee and hence on professional and ethical grounds, we can not respond to your query".

The tot was then placed on life support.

The hospital said: "We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident". When the baby was taken to a nearby hospital, it was found that the infants was alive.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), preterm is defined as babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed.

The newborn who was wrongly declared dead by a private hospital in Delhi passed away on Wednesday.

One of 14 "Max Healthcare Super Specialty" hospitals, the hospital boasts of world-class healthcare services.

In the meantime, the hospital terminated the services of two of its doctors, Dr. A.P. Mehta and Dr. Vishal Gupta.

The hospital noted that while the termination of employment for two of the hospital's doctors reflects a "commitment to higher standards of care", it is not a statement which finds the doctors at fault.

The Indian Medical Association weighed in on the case, issuing a warning for hospitals that a body's metabolism can be "suspended" in cases of severe hypothermia and may protect against oxygen deprivation for an extended period of time.

"There is definitely a mistake", he told.