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December 1, 2017

Newborn, declared dead by Delhi hospital, found alive when taken for last rites

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New Delhi, Dec 1: A newborn, who was declared dead along with his still-born twin by Delhi's Max hospital, was about to be buried when his family found him alive.

After this, both the mother and newborn were admitted to another hospital.

Delhi Police Spokesperson Deependra Pathak told ANI that the police were taking into account all details of the situation, and were also consulting legal experts.

"It is a very shocking incident, and shows height of negligence. We have started immediate inquiry and investigation in this case. We are also consulting legal experts," Pathak said.

The Delhi Police will take further action if a case of negligence surfaces.

"Under the court's direction, we will also consult Delhi Medical Council or Indian Medical council, and convey to them details of all circumstances. Then, we'll take legal action if a case of negligence surfaces," Pathak said, adding that the police will also look if there are more cases of criminal negligence in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has spoken to Health Secretary in this connection.

Newborn, declared dead by Delhi hospital, found alive when taken for last rites

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