The senior officials said that after the infant – who was found abandoned in Alirajpur district and admitted in July by an activist – died on September 11 the CMO (chief medical officer) was informed.
The CMO, in turn, contacted the police kiosk at the hospital – at 4.30 AM on the following day. The police were reminded of the incident on September 16, hospital sources added.
It is customary to have police present during the post-mortem of an abandoned or unclaimed body.
According to the police report, the required paperwork and documentation was not submitted and, therefore, they could not respond yet.
A report will be submitted to the Commissioner’s office, Additional Commissioner Rajni Singh said.
On Wednesday the decomposed body of a man was found in the mortuary of the MY Hospital.
The hospital administration said the unidentified man’s body had been at the mortuary for 11 days and that it was kept on the stretcher to be handed over to an NGO or Indore’s civic body employees to perform last rites.
In July, in yet another mix-up at the same hospital, a family cremated the body of a different person, instead of their son. The two shared the same name.
A complaint was filed accusing the hospital management of gross negligence.