Max Hospital negligence causes cancellation of their licence until further notice.
After a series of violations by the Max Super Speciality Hospital at Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, the Delhi Government has decided to cancel the license for the hospital. The licence was cancelled in lieu of the news concerning a baby who was declared dead by the doctors, was rather found alive.
It was on November 30 that a woman gave birth to twins, where one was a stillborn and their other was declared to be dead in a couple of hours. It was only after the family of the babies was taking them to perform the last rites, the baby declared dead was actually found to be alive. However, he could not survive later as well.
Satyendar Jain, the Delhi Health Minister said that the final enquiry report has been submitted and the hospital was found guilty. Patients who have been admitted to the hospital already would be give the treatments required, however no new patients would be now entertained and treated by the hospital, even at the OPD.
In the enquiry it was found that the hospital did not take measures to keep up with maintenance of temperature and comfort for the newborn, and therefore the orders of cancellation have been given. The staff nurses were found handing over the bodies of the baby without any formal directions by a paediatrician. The case was prima facie of medical negligence.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Government does not want to intervene in the matters of private sector, however if such hospitals are looting people then they would have to take charge.
According to the representatives at the Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the decision taken by the Delhi Government was harsh and unfair. This will limit the patients from being treated. They also added that they were not given a proper opportunity to represent their case.
The licence for the Max Hospital has been cancelled until further orders.