Deshmukh condition stable,says hospital

The condition of Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh,undergoing treatment at a Chennai hospital for serious liver ailment,is “stable”.

Written by Express News Service | Chennai,mumbai | Published:August 9, 2012 6:36 am

The condition of Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh,undergoing treatment at a Chennai hospital for serious liver ailment,is “stable”,a top hospital executive said on Wednesday.

“Yes,he is stable,” K Ravindranath,chairman and managing director of Global Hospitals,told reporters in a brief comment on the condition of the senior Congress leader from Maharashtra who was admitted to the hospital on Monday. Asked whether Deshmukh would be required to undergo a liver transplant,he said “First he has to improve,then we will think about it.”

Earlier in the day,Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan,Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and eight to 10 Cabinet members flew down to Chennai and met Deshmukh’s family members.

Speaking to reporters outside the hospital,Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar said Deshmukh’s family members informed them that his condition was improving and he was better than when he was flown in to Chennai in an air ambulance.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre,who visited the hospital on Tuesday,said nobody was permitted to meet Deshmukh,but the leaders spoke to family members and doctors.

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