NEW DELHI: More trouble seems to be in store for Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, where doctors had wrongly declared a newborn dead on Friday. Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain on Saturday said the hospital could lose its licence over neglect of poor patients.
“On November 22, a notice was issued to the same hospital over discrepancies in the treatment for people of EWS category. If the inquiry shows the hospital has not discharged its duty properly, we may cancel its licenc," Jain said. The primary investigation report is likely to be out by Monday, he added.
The Delhi Medical Council has also initiated a probe into and is looking at the case from medical negligence point of view. The family of the newborn has been protesting outside the hospital since Friday and say they will continue their agitation until action is taken against the hospital.
However, Indian Medical Association chief Dr K K Aggarwal defended the doctor saying no doctor would declare a baby dead wilfully and it was a case of genuine mistake. “There is definitely a mistake. The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action. I don't think any doctor will do it willfully. But let the inquiry committee find out," he said.