October 3, 2023

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A 76-year-old girl who had been declared lifeless and shocked her family by knocking on her coffin throughout her wake earlier this month has died after seven days in intensive care, her household mentioned Saturday.

Gilberto Barbera Montoya, the girl’s son, informed The Related Press that docs on the state hospital the place she was rushed after the incident mentioned that she died on Friday night.

Ecuador’s well being ministry confirmed in a press release that Bella Montoya died from an ischemic stroke after spending every week in intensive care. It added that Montoya had remained underneath “everlasting surveillance,” however didn’t present additional info on the medical investigation surrounding the case.

Barbera Montoya mentioned that he hadn’t but acquired any report from the authorities on the medical rationalization of what occurred and warned that issues “are usually not going to remain like this.” He added {that a} sister of the deceased girl had formally complained in regards to the incident, looking for to determine the physician who declared her lifeless to start with.

Bella Montoya reportedly awoke and began knocking on June 9 after spending 5 hours inside her coffin at a funeral dwelling in Babahoyo, about 208 kilometers (about 129 miles) southwest of Quito.

The stays of Montoya, who was a retired nurse, are again on the identical funeral dwelling the place she awoke. Her son informed the AP that she will likely be buried at a public cemetery.

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A technical committee has been fashioned to overview how the hospital points dying certificates, the nation’s ministry of well being mentioned final week.