In a shocking case of negligence, doctors declared a 20-year-old boy dead after 10 days of treatment and handed over the body to the family to perform last rites. However, family members noticed movement in his body just before they were about to bury him. The bewildered family rushed they boy – identified as Mohammad Furqan - to a hospital where he has been put on a ventilator.
According to reports, Furqan met with an accident on June 21 and was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. After days of treatment, doctors declared him dead on Monday and the body was sent to his home in an ambulance.
"Devastated, we were preparing for the burial when some of us saw movement in his limbs. We immediately took Furqan to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where the doctors said he was alive and have put him on ventilator support," his is elder brother Mohammad Irfan was quoted as saying by IANS.
"We had paid Rs 7 lakh to the private hospital earlier and when we told them that we had run out of money, they had declared Furqan dead on Monday," Irfan added.
Lucknow Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Narendra Agarwal said, "We have taken cognizance of the incident and the matter will be thoroughly probed."
"The patient is in critical condition but definitely not brain dead. He has pulse, blood pressure and his reflexes are working. He has been put on ventilator support," the doctor treating Furqan said.
Earlier, a similar incident was reported from Madhya Pradesh where a septuagenarian was declared dead by doctors was found alive in the morgue the next morning. The shocking incident happened at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Bina town.
However, the man – a resident of Naugaon town in Chhatarpur district - died a short while later.