Woman declared dead by doctor wakes up in funeral home

A woman who was declared dead by her doctor in east-central Paraguay has miraculously come back to life at a funeral home as she was being prepared by burial.

The woman identified as Gladys Rodríguez Duarte, is an ovarian cancer patient, and was rushed to San Fernando Clinic in the city of Coronel Oviedo on Saturday morning after her high blood pressure increased.

Woman declared dead by doctor wakes up in funeral home

According to a Paraguay National Police report, the 50-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital at 9:30am local time and was checked by Dr. Heriberto Vera.

Dr. Vera declared Rodríguez Duarte dead at 11:20am before relaying the tragic news to her husband Maximino Duarte Ferreira and daughter Sandra Duarte.

The physician confirmed her cause of death as cervical cancer.

Sandra Duarte slammed Dr. Vera’s judgement and said he just wrote her mother off instead of attempting to bring her back to life.

‘He assumed she was dead and handed her naked to me like an animal with her death certificate. He didn’t even revive her,’ Duarte said, according to Paraguayan television network TV Aire.

‘We trusted him, that’s why we went there. But they disconnected her and passed her off to the funeral home.’

The hospital subsequently handed over a body bag containing Rodríguez Duarte’s cadaver to the personnel of Duarte and Sons Funeral, who made the shocking discovery.

The owner told investigators that Rodríguez Duarte was moving inside the bag when they unloaded her at the funeral parlor.

Rodríguez Duarte immediately taken to one of Paraguay’s Social Welfare Institute medical facilities and placed under observation.

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