After eight days, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, 85, was discharged from Lilavati Hospital in Bandra on Wednesday.
Thackeray was scheduled to undergo an endoscopy on Wednesday to rule out any pancreatic problem. However, sources at the hospital said that as he was apprehensive about the non-invasive procedure, he opted out.
The Thackeray family decided to call off the procedure after a closed-door meeting with Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, chief of gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy at Hyderabad’s Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, and anaesthetist Dr Satish Kulkarni.
“After reviewing his reports, we have decided to not conduct the procedure for now. We will conduct another set of blood tests. Depending on the reports, further course of treatment will be decided,” said Dr Jalil Parkar, personal physician of the Thackeray family.
Thackeray is known to be suffering from chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, a lung disease that leads to difficulty in breathing, and inschemic heart disease, in which the blood supply to the heart is insufficient.