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Posted at: Feb 14, 2019, 9:31 PM; last updated: Feb 14, 2019, 9:31 PM (IST)

IPS officer 'treating' father at home with Ayurveda after hospital declares him dead

IPS officer 'treating' father at home with Ayurveda after hospital declares him dead
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Bhopal, February 14

A senior IPS officer in Madhya Pradesh is administering Ayurvedic treatment to his father even a month after a local hospital declared him dead.

Rajendra Kumar Mishra, Additional Director General of Police (ADG) posted at the police headquarters here, claimed on Thursday that media reports about his father being dead were false.

A few local newspapers reported earlier this week that Mishra, who lives in the 74 Bungalows locality which has official residences of ministers and senior officers, was administering his father Ayurvedic treatment long after a local hospital declared him dead.

K M Mishra (84), the IPS officer's father, was admitted to Bansal Hospital here on January 13 and he died at 4 pm on January 14, hospital spokesperson Lokesh Jha told PTI.

He suffered from malfunctioning of kidneys, lungs and the heart and died due to a cardiac arrest, and the hospital also issued a death certificate, the spokesperson said.

However, in a statement on Thursday evening, ADG Mishra asserted that his father was alive.

He said after the hospital told the family that it cannot treat his father further, he consulted Ayurvedic doctors, who "checked the pulse and found that there is life in him".

"They have told us that our father is with us but in unconscious state....we have given him immediate oxygen support and also gave Jadi-Booti (herbs) which is traditional Indian medicine and about which there is a lack of knowledge.

Our father is responding to the treatment," he claimed.

"There are (precedents of) such situations in our Indian system and people have revived," Mishra asserted. - PTI

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