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Sena chief to undergo endoscopy today

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, 85, is likely to undergo an endoscopy procedure at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2012 02:22 IST
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Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, 85, is likely to undergo an endoscopy procedure at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, on Wednesday.

Renowned gastroenterologist Dr D Nageshwar Reddy will conduct the endoscopy procedure on Thackeray.

Reddy is chief of gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy at Hyderabad’s Asian Institute of Gastroenterology.

Thackeray was admitted to the hospital on July 24 after he complained of difficulty in breathing. Sources said Thackeray also complained of pain in the stomach for which doctors are performing an endoscopy. “The procedure is being conducted to rule out any pancreatic problems,” said a hospital source.

Earlier doctors at the hospital had said Thackeray would be discharged this week. However, now his release will depend on the results of Wednesday’s procedure.

Thackeray’s physician Dr Jalil Parkar said the Sena chief’s condition was stable.

Actor Nana Patekar, who is known to be very close to the Thackeray family, visited him on Monday.

Thackeray was admitted to the hospital earlier in May, where he underwent routine investigations and was discharged within two days.