Declared dead by hospital, 20-year-old wakes up before last rites

Nation Next Newsroom | Jul 3, 2019 13:36

A 20-year-old man Mohammad Furqan, who was declared dead by a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh, woke up just before he was going to be buried. Furqan was declared dead on Monday after he met with an accident on June 21.

When Furqan was about to be buried, his family members noticed movement in his body and immediately rushed him to a hospital. Furqan’s brother Mohammad Irfan said, “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.”

Irfan alleged that the private hospital declared his brother dead as the family did not have any more money to continue his treatment. Irfan said, “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.”

The doctor, who’s currently treating Furqan has said that he is in critical condition but not brain dead. The doctor also informed that Furqan has been put on ventilator support and that he has pulse, blood pressure and his reflexes are working.

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