Baby pronounced dead wakes up on way to funeral

Two physicians from Max Healthcare in New Delhi have been fired.
Two physicians from Max Healthcare in New Delhi have been fired. Photo credit: Google Maps

Two doctors in India have been fired after a baby pronounced dead woke up in a plastic bag on the way to his funeral.

The physicians are now under investigation in what Max Healthcare in New Delhi has declared an "unfortunate incident".

The mother gave birth to twins on Thursday (local time). One was stillborn, and the other was pronounced dead shortly after birth.

The babies were placed in plastic bags and driven to a crematorium - but on the way, the parents discovered the second child was still alive.

The baby was taken straight back to hospital and placed on life support. His condition now is not known.

"We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident," the hospital told USA Today, adding it is in "constant touch" with the parents.

His father, known only as Ashish, told Delhi-TV the physicians also demanded extra money to improve the chances of keeping the baby and his mother, who was injured during the pregnancy, alive.

Hospital records and surveillance footage is now under review.

Newshub.