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India cancels Max hospital licence after newborn wrongly declared dead

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NEW DELHI — The Delhi government has canceled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, with immediate effect after doctors wrongly declared a newborn baby dead, Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday.

The hospital, on November 30, had wrongly declared a newborn dead. The Delhi government, following a massive outrage over the hospital’s negligence, constituted an inquiry into the matter.

At a press conference in the Indian capital, the Delhi government authorities declared that the license of Max Hospital has been canceled with immediate effect.

“We have cancelled the license of Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. The negligence in the newborn death case was unacceptable. The hospital cannot admit new patient,” said Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain at press conference.

He further added that the currently admitted patients have to be treated, however, the hospital cannot force the patients to continue seeking treatment.

“All the patients currently admitted at the hospital will receive complete treatment, however, no new admissions will be allowed,” said Jain.

The hospital will have now to close all its operations — including the out-patient services and emergency services where new patients come in — with immediate effect.

“The negligence in the newborn death case was unacceptable. Also, the hospital has been a habitual offender,” Jain said at a press conference.

Max hospital, has previously received notices from the government for not earmarking beds for the patients belonging to the economically weaker as per conditions set by the government for providing hospitals subsidised lands.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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