Two Doctors Fired After ‘Dead’ Baby Wakes Up On Way To Funeral

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A hospital in India has fired two doctors and will are conducting a full investigation after a baby who was declared dead woke up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral.

The case has caused shock waves across the country and the globe, police are involved and the New Delhi health minister has even threatened to cancel the hospital’s license.

Max Healthcare in New Delhi issued a statement saying the “unfortunate incident” occurred following a premature delivery of twins after a five-month pregnancy. The second child was stillborn, the first was declared dead a short time later.

The babies were placed in plastic bags and the family was driving to the crematorium when they saw movement. They opened the bag to find the live child.

The baby was placed on life support, the hospital said.

“We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident,” the hospital said. “We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the needed support.”

Adding to the controversy, the child’s father, identified by Delhi-TV as Ashish, said physicians told him Wednesday that his wife, Varsha, needed an operation for bleeding. Ashish said physicians demanded extra money to improve the chances of keeping the baby and mother alive.

Delhi police are collecting hospital records and hospital video for review.

The hospital is able to house over 300 patients and boasts on their website that they have some of the best care around!