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Max case: Police ask 3 doctors to join probe

New Delhi: Three doctors have been served notice to join investigation into the case of the twin babies, one of whom was wrongly declared dead by the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. Police sources claimed that they can be questioned on Friday.
According to police, they have called them for questioning and notice have been served to them and they can be questioned on Friday. "Teams have visited the Max hospital where they have collected the concerned documents regarding the case," said a police official. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey told Millennium Post that all the three are senior doctors and were related to the case.
"Since the case was of medical negligence, they had to rely on experts' opinion. The Delhi Police has earlier written to the Delhi Medical Council's (DMC) seeking their opinion in a case," said the DCP.
He further added that they have been doing their own probe and once they complete it they will share the details with police and investigation will continue.
When asked whether few other doctors, will be present during questioning to help police, the senior official stated that the questioning will only be done by the cops no doctors will be there. Earlier the local police have questioned them and the case was transferred from the district police to Crime Branch for a detailed probe. The case relates to the birth of twins (a boy and a girl) on November 30.
The parents alleged the babies were declared dead by Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh but they later discovered that the boy was alive. The parents said they were told by the hospital that both the babies were stillborn.
The doctors of the hospital had declared the baby dead but he was found to be alive later. In the FIR copy Ashish, father of the child claimed that the hospital advised three injections costing Rs 35,000 and claimed later that the probability of survival had risen to 30 percent. He also alleged that the hospital said the bill for keeping the surviving baby in the nursery till it was out of danger would be Rs 50 lakh.
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