NCP leader RR Patil responding to chemotherapy: Doctors

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 20, 2015 17:58 IST

Former home minister RR Patil’s condition continues to remain critical, but stable, said doctors at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, where he is admitted for about two weeks now.

On Monday, the hospital authorities confirmed that Patil, 57, who is on ventilator support, is undergoing treatment for cancer.

“The condition is stable. In fact, he is improving. There is no cause for concern. He is undergoing treatment for cancer, and radiation sessions are over. He is undergoing chemotherapy and is responding well,” said the hospital spokesperson.

Patil had been admitted to a private room in the hospital and was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU). “His condition worsened and he was shifted to the ICU last Monday,” said a doctor. Many senior leaders from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), including party chief Sharad Pawar, visited the senior leader.

Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “Patil was detected with cancer and has been operated upon. He underwent six sessions of radiation and four sessions of chemotherapy, including the one last week. He has two more sessions left. He is weak because of such intense therapy, but his condition is stable,” said Malik.

In December, Patil was admitted to the Bombay Hospital, Marine Lines, after he complained of severe chest pain. Doctors said he had suffered a heart attack. In November, Patil had undergone a surgery at Breach Candy Hospital, where he was admitted under the care of an oncologist.

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