There was no change in the medical condition of union minister for science and technology Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday. The minister, who is in the ICU at Global Hospital in Chennai, was admitted to the hospital with cirrhosis of the liver and multiple organ failure on Monday evening.
The former Maharashtra chief minister continues to be on life support systems and doctors refused to comment whether they would conduct a liver transplant on him.
Deshmukh’s family members have asked the hospital authorities not to disclose any information about his medical condition to the media. So, all that a statement from the office of the chairman of Global Health City, which runs the hospital, said on Wednesday was that the patient’s condition must improve before any decision on a transplant can be taken.
Deshmukh was brought from Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai in an air ambulance to Global Hospital for a liver transplant. He is under observation at present and a decision to conduct a transplant can only be taken after all his vital parameters are stable, a hospital source said.
Tamil Nadu governor K Rosaiah visited the hospital on Thursday and inquired about the minister’s health.