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'Brain-dead' man found alive on autopsy table in Madhya Pradesh hospital

When the mortuary sweeper was preparing the 'body' for postmortem, he suddenly noticed movement in Bharadwaj's body

Press Trust of India  |  Chhindwara 

Himanshu Bhardwaj
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In a real life incident that would otherwise happen only in reel life, a 24-year-old "brain-dead" man taken for in a government hospital in today was found to be alive, a said.

suffered after his motorcycle skidded off the road in city yesterday, following which he was referred to in neighbouring for treatment, said Dr Sushil Dubey, Senior Medical Officer, district hospital.

He said the doctors at the hospital declared Bharadwaj and sent him back to

"Bharadwaj's family members then brought him back to the where doctors later declared him dead as his pulse was missing and he was showing no signs of life," said Dr Dubey.

Bharadwaj was shifted to the mortuary of the hospital for postmortem this afternoon.

"However, when the was preparing the 'body' for postmortem, he suddenly noticed movement in Bharadwaj's body. He immediately informed doctors who rushed to the mortuary and shifted Bharadwaj. He responded positively to the medical treatment," said Dr Dubey.

Bharadwaj regained consciousness and his all vitals are found to be stable, he said, adding that Bharadwaj was again referred to for better treatment.

Alleging medical negligence, Bharadwaj's relative Santosh Rajput demanded a stern action against the doctors concerned.

First Published: Mon, March 05 2018. 22:18 IST