The condition of Sri Satya Saibaba, who was admitted to hospital following lung and chest congestion, is critical, doctors treating him said on Monday evening.
"Bhagwan Satya Saibaba continues to be on ventilator support for helping his respiration and suction of the secretions from the lungs. He continues to be on CRRT system to help the functioning of the kidneys," a health bulletin issued by the Director of the Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences said.
"The vital systems are not adequately responding. The condition of Baba is critical. The panel of doctors treating him are doing their best to make the system to respond," it said.
A media release issued earlier in the day said Saibaba was showing improvement though he continued to be on ventilator support.
85-year-old Satya Saibaba was admitted to the super-specialty hospital at Prashantigram at Puttaparthi near Anantapur on March 28 following respiration-related problems.