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INDIA: 2 doctors sacked for mistakenly declaring newborn dead

Two Indian doctors at a privately run Max Hospital have been shown the exit after they both declared an infant dead, hours after his twin was stillborn on November 30, this year.

Moments after the pair were sacked, the privately run Max Hospital issued a statement saying that “this strict action has been taken on the basis of our initial discussions with experts”.

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“While the inquiry by the expert group which includes external experts from Indian Medical Association is still in process, we have decided to terminate the services of the two treating doctors,” the hospital added.

Reports say the parents found out that the baby was still alive on their way to his funeral and the incident reportedly sparked an outrage and a debate over the quality of private healthcare which is often costly in the country.

The incident came to light when the parents noticed one of the babies squirming inside the plastic bag that doctors placed the infants in and a government’s inquiry into the incident is currently ongoing.



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