Denying widespread rumours on Saturday that Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s health was deteriorating, party leader Manohar Joshi said Thackeray’s reports were in fact contrary.
“The Sena chief’s health is improving. A decision on shifting him out of the intensive care unit would be taken within one or two days,” Joshi said, adding that no decision had yet been taken on his discharge from the Lilavati Hospital.
Dr Ramakant Panda, who had treated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier, has finished the inspection of Thackeray. The pain in the chest was due to congestion and unlikely to precipitate into a cardiac stroke, Panda said.
However, Panda’s team will keep a watch on Thackeray.
Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna quoted a doctor saying he would be in the hospital for the next three to five days. Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati hospital on Thursday.