This is not the first time we are hearing this strange news. Many parts of the country has seen this bizarre incident happen, which is mostly due to negligence of doctors who declare a patient died after hearing it from the family, without confirming,
However, in Ratnam’s case, she is believed to survive only for few hours or day.
Ratnam, 40, was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Madurai for the last two months, as her internal organs had got damaged due to severe jaundice. However, the treatment didn’t improve her condition and the doctors asked her family to take her home. Her family then brought her home in Vandanmed in an ambulance. On the way home though, relatives thought that Ratnam had died as she had no movement and they shifted her to a mortuary where she was kept in a freezer for nearly an hour in Idukki, Kerala.
An hour later, some relatives who arrived for her last rites, noticed that she was breathing. The police were informed who reached the spot and shifted her to a private hospital in Kattappana.
As per the information from Kattappana police, Rathnam was shifted to the mortuary without any confirmation of death from the doctor.
“Relatives presumed that she was dead, but later some people came for her funeral noticed that she was moving and was breathing. That’s how she was shifted to hospital,” a source from the hospital said.
The hospital has however said that Ratnam might not eventually survive for a long time, as her internal organs have already stopped functioning.
“She might survive only for a few hours or a day, she has been suffering from jaundice for the last two months,” the hospital said.