According to the media reports, a Chinese baby, who had been declared dead, was saved from being cremated alive, as the boy started crying at a funeral parlour.
The parents of a one-month old baby previously agreed to end his medical treatment at Anhui Provincial Children’s Hospital in eastern China, hospital sources told Xinhua state news agency.
The boy was declared dead and sent to a funeral parlour in Hefei, the provincial capital.
The staff was alerted to on Wednesday when they heard the baby crying.
It was unclear how long he had been at the funeral parlour, or when his cremation had been due.
The baby was immediately rushed back to the hospital.
Several news outlets including the Beijing News reported on Thursday.
“Because the baby still had life signs, we continued to give him transfusions to maintain his life for humanitarian reasons,” a hospital staff member told Xinhua.
According to the reports, the baby was born with the congenital respiratory system malformation and was receiving treatment at the hospital late on Wednesday
A doctor was suspended, a nursing worker laid off and an investigation launched into the incident, the hospital said, according to Xinhua.