Youth "springs to life" after being pronounced dead
The Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) landed into yet another controversy after a youth, announced dead by the hospital on the night of November 1, “sprung to life” in the morgue today.
Twenty-one-year-old (21) Bonny Borgohain, who hails from Sivasagar and was pursuing MBA in the Gurgaon College under Delhi University, and was brought to the GMCH on November 1 evening.
According to hospital authorities, he was brought dead.
Twelve hours later, today at around 12 noon, when his body was sent for post mortem autopsy, he “sprung to life”, his family members claimed.
“We were there when he was being taken for autopsy and right in front of our eyes, he showed signs of life,” Pradyumna Borgohain, Bonny’s father said.
He was immediately rushed to Nemcare Hospital, a privately owned hospital about, 100 meters far from GMCH, but died on the way.
Had he not been kept in the morgue for 12 hours, my son would have been alive. This is completely the hospital authority’s negligence,” the father alleged.
According to his parents, Bonny came to Guwahati to attend a reunion with his friends.
The GMCH authorities are, however, maintained that he “died last night”.
“He was declared dead after conducting all the necessary tests. Following the norms, we had conducted Corneal Reflex examination and Electro Cardiogram (ECG) tests which indicated that he was brought dead. However, sometimes, even after death, body releases blood through nose or bubbles from mouth. The grief striken parents probably took those as a sign of him coming back to life,” GMCH Superintendent Ramen Talukdar said.