Deshmukh ‘stable’,Chavan visits hospital

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

Written by Press Trust Of India | Chennai,mumbai | Published:August 9, 2012 1:49 am

The condition of Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh,undergoing treatment at a Chennai hospital for a 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 about Deshmukh,who was admitted to the hospital on Monday. Asked whether Deshmukh would have to undergo a liver transplant,he said “First he has to improve,then we will think about it.”

Earlier in the day,Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan,Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and 8 to 10 Cabinet members flew down to Chennai and met Deshmukh’s family.

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

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