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Gun attack: Chances of RSS leader Gagneja’s survival ‘bleak’

Eighteen days after state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd), was shot at, doctors at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) say chances of his survival were bleak. Doctors say most of his vital body functions were on support system.

punjab Updated: Aug 24, 2016 21:07 IST
HT Correspondent
Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd), state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd), state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).(HT File Photo)

Eighteen days after state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd), was shot at, doctors at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) say chances of his survival are bleak. Doctors say most of his vital body functions are on support system.

Though doctors are not using the term ‘clinically dead’ as Gagneja’s heart and brain are functioning, they say the RSS leader is in a very ‘difficult situation’. Gagneja was shot at by assailants in Jalandhar on August 6.

Gagneja being taken to be shifted to DMCH, Ludhiana, from a private hospital in Jalandhar earlier this month. (HT File Photo)

Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist and head of research at DMC, said, “Most of the Gagneja’s vital organs are on life support system. He is passing urine with ease but chances (of survival) are bleak.” A team of six-seven doctors is taking care of Gagneja round the clock.