Newborn baby found alive in morgue 12 hours after being declared dead
April 11, 2012
A newborn in Argentina was found very much alive in a morgue by her mother 12 hours after hospital staff had declared the baby dead.
The mother reportedly told a television network, the hospital still has issued her only a death certificate for the infant rather than a birth certificate. The baby being the fifth child of her parents was born prematurely.
Two hours after being issue a death certificate, the parents visited the morgue because they wanted to see their child one more time.
“The baby was there and they put the little casket on a stretcher. We looked for a bar to pry it open,” the baby’s father, said in a press conference. “My wife looked and uncovered it slowly. She saw the little hand and then uncovered the face. That’s when it let the first little cry out.”
“That night, we went to the morgue. We wanted to take a photo of our daughter,” the mother reportedly told an Argentina’s newspaper. “But when a worker opened the drawer, we heard a cry and she was alive.”
The newborn has been named Luz Milagros, or “Miracle Light.” She is still listed as being in critical condition but is said to be improving. The deputy provincial health minister announced that five medical professionals involved in the case have been suspended, pending further investigation.
Source: National News media Networks & Newspapers