Brazil: Man declared dead at hospital, found alive in his bag at morgue

Posted on August 25, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health, Latin America Womens Issues reported Brazilian health authorities announced that they will do an investigation to determine the circumstances in which a man declared dead in a hospital in the State of Bahia, was removed with life and driven to the morgue. The erroneous statement of death investigation was opened against the perpetrators of the Menander Farias Hospital of the city of Salvador, the capital of Bahia, according to a statement of the Regional Secretariat of health. Waldelucio de Oliveira Gonçalves, of 54 years, was considered dead by the doctors of the hospital and already had the documentation for burial, when his brother noticed a movement in the plastic bag containing the body at the morgue. Read Article

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