Hospital authorities in India have ordered an independent inquiry after a baby was declared dead, only to make an apparently miraculous return to life.
The baby girl – born in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) – was diagnosed as stillborn on Monday night. … He said that that the doctors believed that the baby – who was limp at birth – had no heart beat and no pulse. She was given a death certificate on Tuesday morning and two hours later her body was handed over to her parents.
But later, when the effect of medicines wore off, Dr Merchant said that the baby “showed attempts to breathe”
… she astonished her distraught family by gurgling as they took her off to the cemetery the next day. It is thought she revived after the effect of drugs – given to her mother during a complicated labour – wore off. Hospital authorities say they are now investigating possible negligence by staff who attended the birth. – bbc