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Panel finds Delhi hospital guilty of wrongly declaring baby dead

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A panel formed by the Delhi government to look into the case of a premature baby wrongly declared dead has found Max Hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants.

The three-member panel submitted its preliminary report to Delhi Heath Minister Satyender Jain yesterday after scrutinising hospital records and meeting staff members. Sources said, no ECG tracings were done to check if the child was alive and the body was handed over without any written instructions.

The hospital had, on Monday, terminated the services of the two doctors allegedly involved in the case.

The Delhi Health Minister had said, if the hospital was found guilty of medical negligence, its licence could be cancelled.

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