‘Dead’ Baby Wakes Up At Funeral Parlor Minutes Before Cremation

Thu, November 21, 2013 11:54am EDT by 1 Comment
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So scary! A less than 1-month-old baby boy who had been declared dead was saved from cremation after he woke up crying at the funeral parlor right before the ceremony!

Parents of a critically ill newborn boy decided to end his medical treatment at Anhui Provincial Children’s Hospital in eastern China on Nov. 20. A doctor wrongly declared the boy dead after discontinuing treatment, and he was sent to a funeral parlor in the province capital of Hefei for his cremation. Workers at the funeral home were absolutely shocked when they heard a baby crying and discovered that the boy was not deceased!

Dead Baby Wakes Up Before Cremation At China Funeral Home

A death certificate was issued for a boy who was still fighting for his life. The nearly 1-month-old baby was reportedly born with a “congenital respiratory system malformation,” according to The Daily Mail. After funeral parlor workers discovered the boy was not dead — and narrowly missed being cremated alive — he was taken back to the hospital and hospital staffers continued to treat the boy.

“Because the baby still had life signs, we continued to give him transfusion to maintain his life for humanitarian reasons,” a hospital staff member told the state news agency, Xinhua. The boy remained in the hospital in critical condition.

Doctor’s Medical License Revoked Following False Death Declaration

The medical license of the doctor who mistakenly declared the newborn boy dead was revoked following this tragic story, the health department in Anhui province said, reported The Daily Mail.

“Authorities ruled that the doctor … was negligent and that hospital’s newborn division was chaotic,” according to the site. A hospital nurse was also laid off, according to ninemsn.

Our thoughts are with the boy and his family at this difficult time.

– HL Staff

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