A 76-year-old woman who was believed to be dead came to life moments before she was to be cremated as her family members prepared for her last rites, at Mudhale village in Baramati.
The woman, identified as Shakuntala Gaikwad, tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago. She was isolated at home but her condition deteriorated due to old age, following which the family decided to move her to a hospital in Baramati.
On May 10, the elderly woman was taken to Baramati in a private vehicle. The family tried to secure a hospital bed for her in Baramati but were unable to. As they waited in the car, the woman fell unconscious and stopped moving. The family assumed that the woman had died. They also informed their relatives about the last rites.
The family took her back home and started preparing for cremation. As the relatives mourned the loss, the woman was placed on the bier for her final journey.
Suddenly, the woman started crying and then opened her eyes. Shocked, her family took her to a hospital.
Policeman Santosh Gaikwad confirmed that the incident had taken place at Mudhale village in Baramati.
Meanwhile, the woman was admitted to the Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati for further treatment, said Dr Sadanand Kale, the founder of Silver Jubilee Hospital.