Doctor in India mistakenly declares newborn dead
Saturday, 02 Dec 2017 22:33 pm
Reporter :

Health Desk—2nd Dec’ 17: A newborn in India was declared dead by a doctor, but hours later his family discovered he was breathing while they were en route to his funeral.

According to the sources, the boy's mother gave birth to twins Thursday at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

Doctors said one of the twins -- a baby girl -- was stillborn. They initially said the boy was in critical condition, but two hours later he was declared dead, Praveen Malik, the twin's grandfather said.

The parents were on their way to a cremation ground when they noticed "some movements" inside one of the polythene bags that the hospital gave them with the babies' bodies.

However, State Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted that he has ordered an inquiry "into this unacceptable act."

Besides, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted saying authorities would take the "strongest action" if someone is found at fault.


Courtesy: CNN