Max Hospital case: Father of twins demand CBI enquiry

[India] December 21 (ANI): Father of the twins, who were declared dead by Max Hospital in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, on Thursday demanded for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry to seek justice into the matter.

Speaking to ANI, Ashish, the father of the kids, said, “The police have not taken our statements yet. I request for a CBI inquiry into the case, so that the culprits are punished and I can get justice. I don’t want this to happen to others”.

He added that the family was relieved to hear the Delhi Government’s order to cancel the license of Max Hospital, but again the institution was given its license.

“My question is, if Section 304 under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been applied on the doctors, then why they aren’t getting arrested. It is a non-bailable offence,” he asserted.

Earlier in the day, the relatives of the twins, who were declared dead with one of them later found to be alive, staged a protest outside the Shalimar Bagh Max Hospital after the hospital resumed operations a day before.

The hospital had obtained a stay order on cancellation of its licence.

The incident of falsely declaring a newborn dead and giving it away to the parents in a packet by the Max Hospital had earlier created an uproar.

This had led to the state government cancelling the licence of the hospital on Friday, through a four-page order on December 10.

While few of the relatives of the patients claimed the hospital had always given them the best treatment for free, others were concerned about the consequences that shutting of the hospital would lead to.

The father of the children accused the hospital of deliberately declaring the baby dead and trying to get rid of him after he told the authorities he would not be able to pay Rs. 1 lakh per day for their treatment.

India Medical Association (IMA) President KK Aggarwal on Thursday blamed the concerned doctors of committing a gross mistake. They were later terminated from their services by the hospital. (ANI)

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