Manipur: Boy Declared Dead Found Alive During Cremation Rituals

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A 17-year-old boy from Thoubal district in Manipur, declared dead at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Imphal, was found alive while the family was preparing for his funeral.

However, the boy later passed away at a private hospital on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Elangbam Mocha, 17, son of Elangbam Ningthem of Heirok Part-II.

According to reports, Indian Express stated, Mocha sustained injuries after he was kicked by a stray pony, his family members said. The following day, he was rushed to Community Health Centre (CHC) of Heirok after the injuries to his abdomen worsened. From there, he was referred to Thoubal district hospital, where he was again referred to RIMS Imphal .

Mocha was admitted at the RIMS ICU ward, where he was declared dead around 10:30 am on Thursday.

According to the death certificate issued by RIMS, Mocha died of ‘hypovolemic shock’ due to blunt trauma in abdomen.

A doctor in-charge of the district hospital said that the patient was brought in a critical condition, though they could detect his pulse.

“The patient was in critical condition but not brain dead. He has pulse, blood pressure and his reflexes were working,” the doctor said. However, the boy was unconscious and failed to respond to treatment.

“As the district hospital has no facility for ICU, we referred him to Imphal,” said the doctor.

At the Imphal hospital, he was declared dead on arrival.

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