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11th October 2018

Declared dead by doctors in UP, elderly man comes alive

Always rule out hypothermia and Lazarus syndrome in critically ill patients before declaration of death

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri and Advocate Ira Gupta

Doctors at a private Ram Shiva hospital in Kanpur declared a 55-year-old road accident victim Phool Singh dead on Sunday, but he regained senses while being shifted to the mortuary at Lala Lajpat Rai hospital for postmortem on the same day. He was immediately taken back to the hospital by his relatives, where he died while undergoing treatment several hours later on Monday. His kin have filed a complaint to the police, who are investigating the matter.

Quoting Singh's family, the police said he had sustained critical injuries in a road accident in Fatehpur on Sunday morning and was admitted to Rama Shiv hospital in Kanpur. After preliminary treatment, doctors at the hospital declared Singh dead around 4pm the same day and allegedly issued a death certificate. However, while his body was being shifted to the mortuary, his family members found him 'breathing' and informed the doctors who later confirmed that he was alive.

One possible scenario that may explain this situation is that the patient was in extreme hypothermia, which went unrecognized, and the patient died later on. In extreme hypothermia, a person can be mistaken as clinically dead while he is more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 11th October 2018

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New cases reported in India; people should be aware of symptoms and measures
New Delhi, 10 October 2018: A total of 22 positive laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus infection have been detected so far in Jaipur, Rajasthan. And, this number will only rise. On Sunday, the Health Ministry sounded an alert for Bihar after a student of computer science from Siwan, studying in Jaipur, tested positive for the Zika virus. He was in Siwan between August 28 and September 12 to appear for an exam.

Zika virus disease is an emerging disease currently being reported by 86 countries worldwide. The symptoms of Zika virus disease are similar to those in other viral infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache.

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