Friday, January 10, 2014

SHOCK AS ‘DEAD MAN’ WALKS OUT OF HOSPITAL MORTUARY 20 HOURS AFTER HIS DEATH

Relatives of Paul Mutora console him moments after he was taken to the ward after spending 20 hours in the mortuary. He had wrongly been declared dead. 
Naivasha, Kenya: Shock and disbelief engulfed Naivasha District Hospital when a man who had been certified dead walked out of the mortuary 20 hours after his “death”.
There was drama as mortuary attendants scampered for dear life when the dead man stirred “back to life”.
When he came to, from his deathly slumber, the 24-year-old suddenly realised that he was among the dead and asked to be let out.
The mortuary attendants did not wait, they took to their heels in all directions.
“One of the attendants ran towards the gate shouting. This drew my attention and I went to see what was happening,” said a guard at the hospital.
The guard entered the morgue in time to see “one of the dead” move his legs and stretch his hands. He also took took off, aghast. He then informed nurses and doctors about the strange goings-on.
The medics went to the mortuary to confirm this, and true to his words they found the man alive and moved him to a ward.
 Paul Mutora, who hails from Limuru,  was admitted to  the hospital on Tuesday in critical condition after he attempted to commit suicide by drinking a pesticide.
Mutora allegedly took the poison after fell he fell out with his father.
The superintendent in charge of the hospital, Dr Joseph Mburu, confirmed the incident saying investigations had been launched to establish how the patient was wrongfully declared dead.
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He attributed the patients ‘dead’ condition to a drug that is used on patients who have taken poisonous substances.
“The drug makes the heart to beat slower and this might have confused medical personnel, but the victim was saved before he could be embalmed,” he said.
Mburu said the patient had previous records of attempted suicide, adding that he was responding well to treatment and would be released from the hospital in the next 24 hours.
Source: Standard Digital

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