In Plastic Bag, A Newborn Was Found Alive, Unfortunately Dies 6 Days Later
After being declared dead, a twin new-born was handed over to the parents in a plastic bag by a top and expensive hospital in Delhi. The newborn died after a week’s long treatment.
While the twins were being taken to the burial ground, on November 30, the family noticed a movement in one of the packages. The family was shocked at the sight. The baby boy was found wriggling and conscious when the wrapping was opened.
In North Delhi, the Max Hospital is now under scrutiny for the shocking and shameful error.
AP Mehta and Vishal Gupta were the two doctors in charge who have now been sacked and now the hospital is facing protests and anger against it.
Articulating grief over the baby’s death, the “Max Healthcare Hospital” said, endurance in extreme pre-term births is sporadic.
After birth on November 30, the other twin was declared stillborn. The hospital staff told the parents that the other baby needed urgent care and had to be put in an incubator. For 3 days, it will cost rupee 1 Lakh, and after three days it will cost fifty thousand per day and the baby requires to be kept in the incubator for three months.
The parents were told the baby had died and when the parents were arguing about the cost, the hospital was apologetic for not following rules while handling new-borns when the three-member panel was asked by the Delhi Government.
To check if the child was alive, that hospital failed to carry out ECG tracings, the panel reported.