Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A doctor in China has been suspended for declaring as dead an elderly woman who was still alive. She woke up from slumber when a forensic official was taking her body’s photograph.
The incident occurred Wednesday after the 85-year-old attempted to commit suicide by cutting her wrist. She gradually opened her eyes and gently started moving her hands while being photographed about 30 minutes after the first-aid doctor had declared her dead, Shanghai Dail reported Friday.
Her relatives said the woman was now stable. Her shocked relatives and neighbours called the medical emergency hotline again and rushed her to hospital.
Pudong Medical Emergency Centre officials apologised to the family, saying the incident was caused by the first-aid doctor’s “improper rescue efforts”.
Tang Zhihong, vice director of Pudong Medical Emergency Centre, said the doctor has been suspended.