Delhi hospital declares twins dead, family finds one alive on the way to final rituals

Vastavam web: In a case of alleged medical negligence, one of infant twins  born pre-mature and declared dead by Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh — was found to be alive by parents who were on their way to perform the last rites.

The family has alleged that the hospital declared their alive newborn baby boy dead but they saw him move when they were going for the burial. Max Healthcare authorities called the incident unfortunate and said that the concerned doctor had been asked to proceed on leave pending inquiry.

Praveen, the maternal grandfather of the infants, said his daughter Varsha was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. “Two days later, following a C-Section delivery around 7-30pm, she first delivered a baby boy and then a girl 12 minutes later,” he said.

Doctors later told the family that the girl had died and the boy was alive but critical and needed ventilator support, added Praveen.

Later, the doctors told the family that the boy too had passed away and they handed over the bodies packed in plastic bags to the family.

“When we were on our way for carrying out the last rites, we noticed movement in one of the packets. This was near Madhuban Chowk and we opened the packet we found the boy was breathing. He was taken to another hospital in Pitampura where he was admitted and is currently under treatment,” said Praveen Kumar