News 7 december — 15:14

India newborn 'mistakenly' declared dead passes away


A newborn baby who was "mistakenly" declared dead by doctors in India's capital Delhi has died in another hospital where he was being treated, BBC reports.

The doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was stillborn on 30 November.

The parents said the baby was alive while on their way to his funeral.

Their father told reporters that he would not take the child's body home unless the two doctors were arrested.

The incident sparked outrage and a debate over the quality of private healthcare which is often costly.

The two doctors were fired by the hospital on Sunday after an inquiry. The hospital also condoled with the parents after hearing that the baby had died.

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