New Delhi: A premature baby, who was found alive after being declared dead by Max Hospital, breathed his last today with his father refusing to take the body demanding arrest of the erring doctors.
The boy died at a nursing home in Pitampura after battling for life for nearly a week.
On November 30, Ashish Kumar’s wife gave birth to premature twins (boy and girl) at Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh.
Both the babies were declared stillborn by the hospital and handed over to the family allegedly in a polythene bag.
But to their utter horror, the family found that the boy was still alive, while they were on way to do their final rites.
The family rushed the baby to a nearby nursing home in Pitampura, while the mother remained at Max Hospital as she was very weak.
Max Healthcare authorities today released a statement saying, “We just learnt of the sad demise of the 23-week preterm baby, who was on ventilator support.”
“Our deepest condolences are with the parents and other family members. While we understand that survival in extreme preterm births is rare, it is always painful for the parents and family. We wish them the strength to cope with their loss,” it added.
Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), also confirmed the news.
However, Kumar has refused to take the body of his child, in an act of protest and demanded that the doctors of Max Hospital allegedly involved in the “medical negligence” in the case be arrested.
“I will not take my son’s body until the two doctors are arrested,” Kumar told PTI.