A man who ‘died’ in a car crash in India reportedly woke up just moments before his autopsy.
The autopsy was just about to begin on Himanshu Bharadwaj, who had been pronounced dead by doctors before a pathologist detected a pulse.
Bharadwaj had been seriously injured in a car accident. After his condition worsened in hospital, he was first declared brain dead and then medically dead.
He was brought back to Chhindwara District Hospital where he was pronounced dead and his ‘body’ sent for autopsy.
Luckily for him, pathologist Dr. Nirnay Pandey who was to perform the autopsy detected Bharadwaj’s pulse. He was rushed to a ward in the hospital and given initial treatment.
According to News 18, Dr. C Gedam of the Chhindwara District Hospital told them:
The man was declared brain dead and upon his arrival at Chhindwara hospital his respiration was dysfunctional and the 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.
The publication reports that large crowds are gathered outside in protest, accusing the hospital of negligence.
Meanwhile, Bharadwaj’s family are grateful for a “miracle”. –Indy100