"Dead" Newborn Found ALIVE On Way To Crematorium
Two doctors have been fired in India after they mistakenly informed a couple their newborn son had died.
Just hours after his stillborn twin sister, the baby who was born in a New Delhi hospital in India, was pronounced dead.
Talking to CNN, the Grandfather of the new baby, Praveen Malik, said that the doctors initially told the boy's parents that he was in critical condition, but two hours later they officially declared him dead.
The parents were on the way to the crematorium when they reportedly noticed "some movement" inside one of the body bags their children were being carried in.
“When we opened the bag, we found the boy breathing. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Mr Malik said.
Once rushed to a new hospital, they were told the baby was still alive.
In a statement released by Max Hospital, New Delhi, the newborn has been "handed over without any sign of life".
“While the inquiry by the expert group which includes external experts from Indian Medical Association is still in process, we have decided to terminate the services of the two treating doctors,” the statement said.
“We wish to clarify that this action should not presuppose finding of any lapse by the expert group and should not be construed in any way to be anything other than an expression of our continued commitment to providing quality healthcare.”
Investigations are ongoing including three injections that were allegedly administered to the child.
The baby is still in critical condition and it is unclear if the boy will survive.