NEARLY 20 years after she survived 80 per cent burns sustained in an ‘accident’, noted theatre personality Vibha Mishra is seriously ill again. She is being flown to Delhi, for treatment on State Government expenses, where she is likely to undergo an operation for liver transplant at Sir Gangaram hospital.
Vibha Mishra, who shot into limelight in 1986 following a burn ‘accident’ involving the then Rangmandal director late BV Karanth, is currently undergoing treatment at the Ayushman Hospital.
She is suffering from liver cirrhosis. Local doctors are not hopeful of her recovery without a liver transplant. For this purpose, the State’s Culture Department has sought assistance from Chief Minister’s discretionary fund.
Commissioner Culture Pankaj Raag said if Vibha’s condition does not deteriorate further in the next couple of days, she would be flown to Delhi with an attendant and a doctor for further treatment. He said local doctors have given an estimate of Rs 20-25 lakh for the liver transplant and the Chief Minister has been requested to provide the money from his discretionary fund.
He added Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma has already talked to the Chief Minister about the issue and all possible help will be given to the ailing actor.