A PATIENT was discovered alive in a physique bag when a morgue employee noticed his eyes had been open after being declared lifeless in hospital.
The household of Jose Ribeiro da Silva, 62, had even been handed a demise certificates.
Most cancers affected person Jose was declared lifeless on the Hospital Estadual do Centro-Norte Goiano in Uruaçu, Goiás State, Brazil, on November 29, in response to native experiences.
Jose’s explanation for demise was acknowledged as issues from mouth most cancers.
His sister Aparecida stated she was informed at round 8pm and the physique was launched to the household to start the funeral preparations.
Jose then spent round 5 hours in a physique bag as he was transferred from the hospital to a funeral dwelling greater than 100km away within the municipality of Rialma.
After arriving on the dwelling at round 1am on 30 November, a funeral employee discovered the person together with his eyes open contained in the physique bag.
The employee stated he was nonetheless respiration, however with some issue.
The funeral dwelling then contacted the emergency companies and Jose was taken to a close-by well being centre the place he nonetheless stays hospitalised.
Jose’s household was additionally knowledgeable of the hospital mishap.
His sister Aparecida stated: “The funeral dwelling employee referred to as me, desperately asking me to go there, that my brother was alive.
“It is unbelievable what occurred, my brother spent 5 hours in a plastic bag, chilly. It was horrible, such a state of affairs is completely unacceptable.”
Jose has been handled for oral most cancers because the starting of this yr.
When he was pronounced lifeless, he was reportedly respiration by way of a tracheotomy inserted into a gap created on the entrance of his neck.
The hospital has since acknowledged that the physician who signed the affected person’s demise certificates has been dismissed.
In the meantime, the hospital’s technical director travelled to Rialma to offer help to Jose’s members of the family.
Aparecida has filed a criticism with the police and the investigation is ongoing.
It comes after a physician stated a patient was sent to a morgue when he was nonetheless alive and will have tried to get out of his physique bag.
When the medic examined Kevin Reid, 55, the following day he was lifeless however his eyes had been open, there was blood on his robe and his physique place had moved, suggesting he died within the morgue.
He has alleged to a coroner that hospital employees tried to get him to cowl up the macabre mistake by backdating the demise certificates however he refused, Business News reported.