My doctors keep telling me I died four months ago’

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A pensioner who was officially declared dead by her doctors has an announcement to make – she is very much alive.

Baffled Betty Levitt has spent the past three months trying to convince Newport Pagnell Medical Centre that she is not, as their records state, a deceased patient.

“I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been in there trying to sort this out. Each time they promise they will do something about it,” said the 76-year-old.

“But the next time I go in, they put my name in the computer then look at me with a strange expression and say: ‘According to this, you’re dead.’ It might be funny if it happened once, but it’s really no joke now.”

A mum of four and grandmother of 15, Mrs Levitt has been registered at the same surgery for 45 years. She is now worried her medical records were destroyed after her mistaken demise.

She said: “The whole thing is starting to really get me down. There’s only so many times you can stand someone telling you are dead.”