Baby deemed dead found alive in China funeral home

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Associated Press

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 21 at 6:06 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A baby was found to be alive by a funeral home two days after he was pronounced dead at a hospital in eastern China.

The health department in Anhui province says that authorities revoked the license of the doctor who mistakenly declared the newborn boy dead. The statement issued Thursday says workers at a funeral home found the boy to be alive on Wednesday, two days after he was pronounced dead at Anhui's Children's Hospital.

The department says the boy has severe deformities and the hospital treated him until Monday, when his condition deteriorated.

Authorities have ruled that the doctor — identified only by the surname Cha — was negligent and that hospital's newborn division was chaotic.

The boy remains in critical condition.

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