The health of Additional Director-General (Police Housing) R K Sahay,who has been battling for life at Bombay Hospital for over two weeks,took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. The hospitals spokesperson Dr Sagar Sakle said Sahay was currently in coma. He also developed two medical complications kidney dysfunction and cerebral oedema (collection of excess fluid in the brain).
The senior IPS officer had allegedly attempted suicide at his Malabar Hills residence on September 15.
Sahay underwent a CT scan on Wednesday,which confirmed cerebral oedema and a nephrologist is tending to his kidney, Sakle said. The officer has also been running high temperature for the past few days and has contracted infection in his lungs.
A team of 12 specialists,including a plastic surgeon and pulmonologist,is monitoring him. According to the hospital,Sahay suffered 55 per cent burn injuries as well as extensive inhalation burns. His condition was already critical,but on Wednesday,it deteriorated further. We had been hopeful until now, Sakle said.
The intensity of sedatives had been reduced gradually but doctors have now increased it.
A tracheostomy (surgery to create a hole in the windpipe) was conducted on Sahay within a week of the incident to encourage voluntary breathing. However,he was unable to breath. According to doctors,in cases of inhalation burns,a patient is expected to start breathing within 15 days,but Sahay has been on ventilator for more than a month now.