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Patient declared dead by doctor, found alive by family members

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 8:42pm IST | Place: Malda (WB) | Agency: PTI

A woman patient who was declared dead by a doctor at Malda Medical College Hospital here was found alive by her family members on Tuesday when they went to take her body. Mamata Sarkar (40) was admitted to the female ward of the hospital late last night. At around 2.30 pm her condition deteriorated and attending doctor Animesh Mondal found her collapsing and failed to find her pulse or heart beat, Hospital sources said. Mondal then declared her dead, they said.

When the family members of Sarkar went to the hospital this morning they were told that she had died. But when they went to take her body they detected she was moving her arms and legs. The other doctors then examined her and found her alive but in a critical condition. She was then shifted to the CCU unit of the hospital, the sources said. The family members of Sarkar then created a ruckus in the hospital about the incident. Hospital Superintendent M A Rashid said action would be taken against the concerned the doctor for the negligence. Mondal apologised to the family members of Sarkar for declaring her dead. 

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