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Delhi’s Max Hospital resumes operations after ‘appellate authority’ stays cancellation of license

The hospital said in a statement that it had resumed operations after the "appellate authority" ordered a stay on the government's Dec 8 decision to cancel its license.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 20, 2017 12:46 IST ]
On December 8, the Delhi government had cancelled the
Image Source : PTI On December 8, the Delhi government had cancelled the license of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, weeks after it wrongly declared a newborn boy dead.

Days after its license was revoked after it wrongly declared a newborn boy dead, Delhi’s Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh resumed operations today after a stay order issued by the “appellate authority” in the matter.

In a statement put out by the hospital a short while ago, the hospital resumed operations after a stay on the cancellation of its license and said it was committed to providing quality healthcare to patients.

On December 8, the Directorate General of Health Services under the Delhi government had cancelled the license of Max hospital, Shalimar Bagh in the case of medical negligence.

The hospital said the operation was resumed after the Court of Finance Commissioner on Tuesday put on hold the government's December 8 order.

"We are fully focussed on providing quality care to all our patients and honouring our commitment of ensuring free treatment to the economically weaker sections of the society," a hospital statement said.  

Also Read: Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh's licence cancelled for wrongly declaring newborn dead, hospital calls decision 'harsh', 'unfair'

The hospital had moved a "government authority" against the cancellation of its licence last week. A spokesperson of the Max Healthcare, when asked to elaborate about the appropriate authority approached, had said, "It is not a court authority but a government authority. And, the appeal was filed today."

On November 30, Max Hospital wrongly declared one of the premature twins, dead. The newborn’s body was allegedly handed over to the family in a polythene bag.

Also Read: Family of twins hails Delhi govt's decision to cancel Max hospital's license: 10 developments

However, the family discovered that the child was alive and moving shortly after. The boy died during treatment at a nursing home in Pitampura a week later.

The cancellation of Max Hospital’s license by the Delhi government was met with stiff criticism by the Delhi Medical Association as well as private hospitals in the national capital.

Defending the decision, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Max hospital had left the government with no option other than to take action.

“This has not happened for the first time. Such kind of erroneous act was done by the hospital on many occasions in the past too." 

Also Read: Hospitals, medical bodies stacked against govt rules following Max license cancellation

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