Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh was discharged from Delhi’s Army Research and Referral Hospital on Tuesday in a “minimally conscious state”, four months after he was admitted with severe head injuries. He was shifted to his residence where he will continue to be on “supportive care”, Defence Ministry officials said.
“Jaswant Singh is in minimally conscious state and is having unassisted breathing. He has been discharged to home for supportive care,” officials said.
They added that Singh’s heart rhythm and blood pressure are normal.
The 76-year-old leader was admitted on August 8 to the hospital in a critical condition after his family found him lying on the floor of his house in an unconscious state. Singh, who was in coma, had been on life support system all this while.
At the hospital, Singh was being given total parenteral nutrition (TPN) which delivers nutrients intravenously when a patient is unable to eat on his/her own. Singh, who had also served as external affairs and finance minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, was expelled from BJP earlier this year after he decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Barmer in Rajasthan as an Independent when the party decided not to field him from the seat. He had lost the election.