Voice Online :: Trinidad & Tobago: ‘Dead’ man wakes up in body bag
A TRINIDADIAN man has sparked an investigation after claiming he woke up in a hospital body bag.
Joshua Shivanand Mahabir, 25, said officials at the San Fernando General Hospital declared him dead and stuffed him into a body bag after he was admitted for drinking a weed killer to stop his broken heart.
He said they were wheeling him to the morgue when a friend unzipped the bag and found him alive.
Mahabir said he woke up between two dead bodies.
The oil worker reportedly drank Gramaxone after a relative of his estranged wife told him he wished he was dead.
"The next thing I knew I was wrapped in a sheet with blood on it, two (bodies) on the same trolley. I was in the middle. Then I heard someone bawling 'not my boy dead'. It was a friend I had,” he told The Trinidad Express.
Mahabir said: “This fella told me later he could not believe I was dead, so he pulled the zip and opened the sheet and saw me blinking.
“I opened my eyes when I saw the light. That was all I could do. I could not move my body. The mortuary man chase after my friend and then come back to zip me back up. Then he see me blinking.”
Mahabir, who live in Penal, said hospital officials took him back for treatment, apologised and released him two days later.
The South West Regional Health Authority, which runs the hospital, said it would conduct “a full investigation.”