Newborn baby "mistakenly" declared dead by doctors dies in another hospital

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Meanwhile, the Delhi police on Wednesday transferred the case to its Crime Branch for a detailed probe, a senior official said.

The infant died due to an infection at a nursing home after battling for life for almost a week - which jolted the entire family, which was demanding the arrest of erring doctors. The family, on it's way to the crematorium, found one of the babies alive and took it to the hospital. Last month, in another hospital a girl died of dengue fever and the parents allege they were over charged for her treatment.

It sparked an outrage and the stunned family rushed the newborn to another hospital, where the doctors told the family that the baby is still alive.

Dr. Sandeep Gupta, who was treating the baby at the Delhi New Born Center said "we knew from the beginning that he may not survive but we were trying our best". He said that the baby died of multiple organ dysfunction. "On November 30, the baby was brought to the centre and were able to maintain his vitals for a few days".

Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), also confirmed the news. Our deepest condolences are with the parents and other family members. "Thereafter, they gave us both babies wrapped in a plastic bag", said Ashish Kumar, father of the baby. While we understand that survival in extreme preterm births is rare, it is always painful for the parents and family.

Max Healthcare fired the two doctors considered responsible earlier this week, but emphasized that the decision to let the doctors go should not be interpreted as an admission of guilt.

A Delhi government panel found on Tuesday that the hospital did not conduct electrocardiography to determine whether the baby was alive. "We wish them the strength to cope with their loss", it added. Video from the hospital also was being reviewed, they said. The committee will submit its final report to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain later this week.

Jain had already said the hospital's licence could be cancelled if a probe found it guilty of medical negligence.

The baby was born at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, last Thursday but pronounced dead two hours later, the boy's grandfather, Praveen Malik, told CNN.

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