Stay on Max hospital license cancellation extended by a month
May 17, 2018
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Max hospital case pertains to the birth of a premature twin extended by a month
The license cancellation case relates to the birth of a cause premature twin by the side of the hospital in Shalimar Bagh going on November 30 last year.
New Delhi: An appellate body hearing the Max hospital twin death case on Tuesday extended by a month the stay on a Delhi government order canceling its license last month, authorities said.
The stay will be in effect until February 8, the next date of hearing, they said.
The license cancellation case pertains to the birth of a premature twin at the hospital in Shalimar Bagh on November 30 last year.
Both the babies are there declared dead at birth by the hospital, one of them wrong, too handed over to the family appeared in a polythene bag.
While the family was on its way to perform the final rites, they found that one of them (a baby boy) was still alive.
The case triggered an outrage, provoking the AAP government’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to cancel the hospital’s license on December 8 for suspected medical negligence.
The upscale hospital group on December 13 had filed an appeal in the Financial Commissioner’s court against the cancellation of the license, which stayed the order and set January 9 as the date of next hearing.
“The appellate body has set February 8 as the next date of hearing. So, the stay order standpoints extended by a month for the hospital,” Director General in the DGHS, Kirti Bhushan, told.
The hearing began this morning and went on for around 30 minutes, he said.
The Max Healthcare group also said in a statement today, “The relief granted to Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh earlier, will continue till the next date of hearing, which is February 8.”
Following the stay order, the Max hospital had resumed its operation on December 20.
“Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh continues to serve over 15,000 patients in its OPD, 3,000 patients in IPD per month including those from the economically weaker sections of the society,” the group today claimed.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police yesterday filed a status report on its analysis into the death of twin babies at Max hospital beforehand a court here, which has directed that the investigation is conducted expeditiously.
During the investigation, police claimed to have found that in the death register of the hospital, only the time of birth of the two infants was mentioned but not the time of their death, despite both being handed over in two separate tightly wrapped packages.
Max Healthcare in a statement yesterday had, however, claimed that “both the birth and death time entries were made in the specific registers which have already been provided as part of the investigation.”
Also, the Delhi Medical Council on December 20 had issued a notice to nine doctors and two nurses from the hospital in connection with the case and sought a response in 15 days.
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