Kanpur, October 9: In another incident of medical apathy, a man who was allegedly declared dead by doctors of a private hospital in Kanpur regained his sense while being shifted to a mortuary. According to a report published in The Times of India, the incident took place on October 7, when the 55-year-old Phool Chand who met with a road accident declared dead by the doctors at Rama Shiv hospital. He was later found alive while being taken to the mortuary at Lala Lajpat Rai hospital for postmortem.
However, the man died later during the treatment. A complaint has been filed by the relatives of the deceased and police have initiated a probe into the matter. According to the report, Singh sustained critical injuries in a road accident in Fatehpur on Sunday morning and was admitted to Rama Shiv hospital in Kanpur. The doctors at the hospital declared him dead around 4 pm and also issued a death certificate. Later on the way to the mortuary, he started breathing. The family accused the hospital management of negligence. Medical Apathy In Tamil Nadu! Private Hospital In Thanjavur Allegedly Treats Patient For Three Days Post his Death
In a similar incident in June, a 60-yr-old man from Haryana's Panipat, who was declared dead by doctors at Delhi's Ganga Ram hospital, was later found alive while being taken for last rites in an ambulance. Relatives of the man accused the doctors of negligence in performing their duty. According to relatives, they informed the doctors after they found that the man was sweating, then the doctors declared him alive. In December last year, Delhi government cancelled the license of Shalimar Bagh’s Max hospital for wrongly declaring the 22-week-old premature baby as dead.