How mortuary man saved the life of a 9-year-old boy who was declared dead


Alhassan Azari Daniel, chief mortuary at Bolgatanga Hospital, recounted how he saved the life of a 9-year-old boy who was declared dead and nearly hospitalized.

Al Hassan, as is known, told the harrowing story in an exclusive interview with Dreamz FM.

While providing a detailed account of some of the weird and unforgettable experiences of working as a cadaver man for over 20 years, he said he was on his regular duty and got a call from the nurses in the children’s ward to pick up a 9-year-old’s dead body.

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On reaching the bed where the boy was lying, he wrapped the small body and placed it on the corpse carriage and returned to the morgue.

According to Al-Hassan, as he approached the morgue, the little boy coughed and sneezed around the same time.

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“When he sneezed and coughed, I immediately stopped and carried him gently over my shoulder and took him back to the ward. The nurses started asking me why I had come back there with the dead body, but I went straight to the bed and put him there. I told them the boy was not dead. They were surprised.

He explained that the boy was taken care of immediately and was subsequently discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery.

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