It would have been a sorrowful ending for a dead man who woke up just few minutes before being cut open for autopsy after he was wrongly declared death by doctors, following a motor car accident in India.
Himanshu Bharadwaj’s family has claimed a miracle after the pathologist at a hospital in Nagpur detected a pulse just as he was picking up a blade to perform an autopsy. The patient was resuscitated and rushed to a separate ward in the hospital after the error was realised.
Meanwhile a large crowd gathered outside to protest against the perceived negligence, News18 reports.
Bharadwaj was seriously hurt in a car accident involving him and some other persons and he was rushed to the hospital. Though he was still alive at the time they rushed him to the medical center, his condition worsened and he was declared brain dead – and then medically dead – before being sent for autopsy.
Dr Gedam, of Chhindwara District Hospital, said the patient’s ‘respiration was dysfunctional’ and his ‘pulse was also missing’.
‘However, his respiratory organs began responding this morning. At times, in brain dead patients, the heart and the respiratory system stop functioning transiently, which seems to be the case here. Himanshu is still brain dead. Thus, we have referred him to Nagpur due to lack of sufficient facilities locally.’
According to the Daily Bhaskar, the man was kept in the mortuary overnight.
A cleaner in the center was reported to have raised the alarm after the ‘dead man’ grabbed him while he performing his duties.
The cleaner, while speaking with reporters stated that he was so shocked while he noticed that someone held him in the morgue at the time he was cleaning up the premises.
Bharadwaj’s father is said to be a Bank of India manager.