The newborn, who was declared dead at Max Hospital in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh but later found alive last week, died during his treatment at another medical facility in Pitampura on Wednesday, according to reports. The 22-week premature baby was on ventilator for five days.
Of the twins born prematurely on November 30, one was stillborn and another was kept on life-support. On last Thursday, the parents were told the baby had died and handed over the body in a plastic bag. But the family noticed the baby had signs of life just before cremation.
The baby and mother were admitted to another hospital, where his condition was said to be stable.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday ordered inquiry into the matter.
Following which, the Delhi police sent a notice to the administration of Max Hospital, seeking detailed information in connection with the case and asked the authorities to be present for an interrogation.
On Saturday, Delhi health minister Satyendra Kumar Jain warned of cancelling the hospital's licence, if it continued with the negligence.
The family members of the newborn, who was allegedly declared dead along with his still-born twin by the hospital, staged a sit-in protest outside the hospital on Monday demanding a strict action against them.
A medical negligence case has been registered under section 308 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the hospital.
In this connection, the hospital authorities decided to terminate the services of two of its doctors, who were involved in wrongly declaring the newborn dead.
On Tuesday, the primary inquiry report into the incident found the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms in dealing with newborn infants.
This incident came days after another private hospital, Fortis, in Gurugram was accused of charging the family of a seven-year-old dengue patient, who later died, almost Rs 18 lakh for 15 days in the ICU.
The family of the deceased, Adya Singh, had alleged that the doctors continued her treatment in the ICU, in full knowledge that her condition had deteriorated beyond cure.
"The doctors kept the child in ICU for so many days, but her brain had already damaged gradually which the doctors deliberately did not test. They continued the treatment knowing that her brain was dead," Jayant Singh, father of the deceased told ANI.
The story came to light after the friend of the child's father tweeted the incident with the exorbitant bill.
Details are awaited...