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Khurana to be out of ICU on Monday; Arunima stable

delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2011 22:59 IST
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Former Delhi chief minister Madan Lal Khurana, 75, who underwent a brain surgery at New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital last Sunday, will be shifted out of the intensive care unit (ICU) on Monday.

Khurana is responding well to the treatment and has started eating on his own.

“His progress is quite satisfactory and after being shifted from the ICU, we should discharge him in a few days,” said Dr SS Chhabra, senior consultant, department of neurosurgery at the hospital, who led the surgical team.

Khurana had suffered brain haemorrhage after slipping in the bathroom of his house. A few hours after the fall, he had fallen unconscious and was brought to the hospital. The CT scan showed a significantly large collection of blood in the left side of his brain that was shifting the brain to the opposite side.

He was operated upon in the evening around 7pm. The surgery lasted for two hours, and the CT scan conducted the next day was clean. “If he continues to respond well, he should be able to lead a normal life,” said Dr Chhabra.

Meanwhile, the condition of volleyball player, Arunima Sinha, 23, who is undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre is stable.

Sinha has been kept in the disaster ward of the hospital created during the Commonwealth Games, 2010, and is treated by a three-member dedicated team that includes an orthopaedic surgeon, an emergency medicine specialist and an anaesthetist. Her stump was closed on Friday and a surgery performed to fix the two fractured bones of the right lower leg.

“The infection in her stump was minimal, and she should be able to get an artificial limb fixed in about three months,” said one of the doctors treating her.