Vinay’s fever down,samples of bone marrow collected

Doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital collected Vinay Sharma’s bone marrow samples on Thursday morning.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 17, 2013 2:26 am

Doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital collected Vinay Sharma’s bone marrow samples on Thursday morning. Vinay,an accused in the December 16 gangrape case,was shifted to the hospital after his “high-grade fever” did not subside for nearly 10 days.

Tests will be run on the bone marrow samples to understand the cause of the fever,doctors said.

“He was admitted to DDU Hospital on May 4 with high-grade fever,which was not going down. His blood reports showed low total leukocyte count (TLC) and haemoglobin level,” a doctor said.

Doctors ruled out the allegation that Vinay had been poisoned. Earlier,his counsel A P Singh had alleged that his client was slowly being poisoned in Tihar Jail.

“There are three possibilities — It could be a viral fever,an enteric fever like typhoid or jaundice or a blood disorder. The bone marrow test will rule out the last possibility,” the doctor said.

Health minister Dr A K Walia confirmed that Vinay’s condition was better. “He is eating food orally,his temperature is down,and we expect the bone marrow test reports by Friday. The only concern is his TLC,which is only 2,000,up barely 200 points from Wednesday,” Dr Walia said.

Additional Session Judge Yogesh Khanna,who is hearing the gangrape trial at the fast-track court,sought Vinay’s detailed medical report.

The court said the medical report submitted did not shed light on Vinay’s condition.

ASJ Khanna said: “The medical status report (must) be submitted by the treating doctor on Friday.”

The report submitted in court said Vinay was shifted to LN Hospital,where doctors are not on strike. It said Vinay was admitted to the medicine ward of LN Hospital.

Vinay’s counsel had sought court’s intervention. Singh said: “The doctors have still not been able to diagnose the disease. His condition is deteriorating. It is a clear case of slow poisoning inside the jail. Why don’t they get the required tests done and tell us the exact condition?”

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