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Attack on RSS leader: AIIMS docs examine Gagneja, intestine ruptures worry team

Two doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, visited Hero DMC Heart Institute in Ludhiana on Tuesday and examined RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, who is battling for life after being shot at by unidentified assailants in Jalandhar on Saturday.

punjab Updated: Aug 09, 2016 23:23 IST
HT Correspondent
The AIIMS doctors will decide if there was a need for shifting Gagneja to New Delhi. It has been learnt that the next 72 hours were critical and doctors will not perform any surgery on Gagneja during this period.
The AIIMS doctors will decide if there was a need for shifting Gagneja to New Delhi. It has been learnt that the next 72 hours were critical and doctors will not perform any surgery on Gagneja during this period.(HT Photo)

Two doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, visited Hero DMC Heart Institute in Ludhiana on Tuesday and examined RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, who is battling for life after being shot at by unidentified assailants in Jalandhar on Saturday.

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Dr Subodh Kumar, a surgeon, and Dr Kapil Dev Soni, associate professor, department of anaesthesia and critical care, of AIIMS examined the RSS leader. According to sources, the team was sent by AIIMS on the request of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to the Union health ministry. Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist and head of research at DMC, said, “There has been no improvement in the condition of the patient. The AIIMS doctors were shown all the reports and the challenges before the doctors.” Dr Wander said the team of doctors at DMC was doing everything to save the patient’s life.

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The AIIMS doctors will decide if there was a need for shifting Gagneja to New Delhi. It has been learnt that the next 72 hours were critical and doctors will not perform any surgery on Gagneja during this period.

The doctors were now battling to stop the spread of the infection due to the bullets inside the body. The doctors learnt to have also decreased the dose of medicines to control the blood pressure of the patient.

The bullets reportedly have damaged Gagneja’s small and large intestines. A doctor, requesting anonymity, said the small intestine had been damaged at five places and the large intestine at three points.

Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party held a ‘havan’ at the Durga Mata Mandir here for the wellbeing of the RSS leader. Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi also visited Gagneja at the hospital.

BJP leaders performing a ‘hawan’ for RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

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