After fighting for life for 5 days, infant declared dead by Max Hospital dies

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After fighting for life for 5 days, infant declared dead by Max Hospital dies

One of the twins who was initially declared dead by Max Hospital and was later found to be alive, died after fighting for five days.

The infant who was declared dead by Max Hospital and was found alive by the family on the way to the cremation ground, died at a private hospital today.

The twins born to Shalimar Bagh resident Ashish and Varsha at Max hospital on November 30 were 22 weeks premature.

The babies were declared dead by a team of doctors at the hospital. As the shattered family were taking the bodies of the babies to a cremation ground, they noticed some movement and found one of the infants alive. This baby was rushed to Agarwal Hospital in Pitampura.

"We did our best to save the child but we had to give up at about 12 in the afternoon. He was on life support since the time he was brought here. He was bleeding from multiple organs and he could not survive," said Dr Sandeep Gupta of Agarwal Hospital.

The doctor said survival of a 22-23 week old premature baby is very difficult and none of such cases of survival has been reported yet.

The Max Hospital sacked two of its doctors after the news made national headlines. The Indian Medical Association is investigating the case. The police had also registered a complaint in the incident.

After death of the infant, family members have demanded cancellation of Max Hospital's license and FIR against the doctors who were involved in the medical negligence.

"We could not say anything more but the doctor should be put behind bars and the license of the hospital must be cancelled so that this incident is not repeated with any family in future," said Vikas, maternal uncle of the deceased infant.