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Pravin Mahajan still critical: docs

india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 00:56 IST
HT Correspondent

A panel of doctors from Thane Civil Hospital examined Pravin Mahajan (50), who continues to be in a critical condition, on Monday night.

A surgeon and physician headed by resident medical officer Dr AB Nandapurkar conducted the check-up, following instructions from the superintendent of the Nashik Central Jail.

Mahajan was scheduled to return to the jail, where he is serving a life sentence for killing his brother and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan in 2006, after completing his 14-day parole on December 12.

But on December 11, he fell unconscious at his Damani Estate home in Thane (West) as he suffered a brain hemorrhage and was admitted to hospital. “On Monday evening, we received a letter from the jail authorities asking us to form a panel to check Mahajan’s condition. We sent Dr Nandapurkar, Dr K.P. Patil and Dr N.B. Mullick. The panel found that his condition is still critical and he is in coma. He has been kept on the ventilator,” said civil surgeon Dr SM Tompe. “We have informed the superintendent about it over the phone and will soon send a letter.”

Another CT scan was conducted on Tuesday morning, which showed no change from the earlier two tests.

“His neurological status is the same and he continues to be on life support system,” said Dr Ravindra Ghawat.