An Indian, declared dead by doctors after a serious motorcycle accident, showed signs of life on an autopsy table just before the start of his post-mortem examination, an official told AFP on Wednesday. health.
The 27-year-old man, from the town of Mahalingapur in the southern state of Karnataka, was transported in critical condition last weekend to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead.
His family then transferred the “body” to a nearby public hospital, where he was due to undergo a post-mortem examination on Monday.
His relatives told the local press that a pathologist saw the body, on the autopsy table, suddenly move.
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A health services official confirmed the incident and told AFP that the young man was immediately admitted to another hospital, where his condition was improving.
The official admitted that the doctors at the private establishment had shown “poor judgment”.
It remains for the family to file a formal medical negligence complaint, the official added.