UP man declared dead kept in morgue freezer, found alive the next day

How the doctors mistakenly declared him brought dead is being investigated. (Representative)

New Delhi:

A 45-year-old man, who was declared dead after a road accident in Uttar Pradesh, shocked his relatives when they found him breathing despite a night in the freezer of a hospital morgue.

Shrikesh Kumar was taken to a clinic in a critical condition after a motorcycle collided in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

He was taken to a private medical facility where the doctor declared him brought dead, and then to a government hospital for post-mortem on Friday.

“The emergency medical officer examined him. He did not find any signs of life and therefore declared him brought dead,” the hospital’s medical superintendent, Rajendra Kumar, told AFP on Sunday.

The doctor said the police were informed and the body was kept in the morgue until his family arrived six hours later.

“When the police team and his family came to start the paperwork for the autopsy, he was found alive,” he said.

Mr Kumar said the 45-year-old was undergoing further treatment but was still in a coma.

“It is nothing short of a miracle,” he said.

How the doctors mistakenly declared him brought dead is being investigated.

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