20 years old Mohammad Furqan was found to be alive just before the start of his burial process. This happened when some of his family members noticed Furqan’s limbs moving. The mourning was immediately stopped, and the family members rushed Mohammad Furqan to the nearest hospital. He is now under ventilator support. This incident has taken place in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Mohammad Furqan met with an accident on 21st of June, 2019. He was admitted to a private hospital. After days of treatment, Mohammad Furqan was declared dead on the 1st of July 2019. His body was sent to his home in an ambulance.
For Furqan’s treatment, his family had already paid around $10,000 (₹ 7 lakh) to the private hospital earlier. Sometime later, the family informed the hospital authorities about their financial difficulty. On that very day, the hospital declared that the patient had already passed away.
The older brother of Mohammad Furqan, Mohammad Irfan spoke to the Indian newspaper daily, Hindustan Times. He told the Hindustan Times, that “Devastated, we were preparing for the burial when some of us saw movement in his limbs. We immediately took Furqan to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where the doctors said he was alive and have put him on ventilator support.”
The family of Mohammad Furqan had been left traumatized by the roller coaster of emotions.
This shocking incident raised many eyebrows in Lucknow city. The negligence of the medical authorities and the hospital staffs have been questioned.
The chief medical officer of Lucknow, Narendra Agarwal, said that “We have taken cognizance of the incident and the matter will be thoroughly probed.” The doctor treating Mohammad Furqan noted that “The patient is in critical condition but definitely not brain dead. He has pulse, blood pressure and his reflexes are working. He has been put on ventilator support.”