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Hurt Pakistani inmate Sanaullah 'sinking'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 06, 2013
First Published: 19:18 IST(6/5/2013) | Last Updated: 11:29 IST(7/5/2013)

With dipping blood pressure, the condition of Sanaullah deteriorated further on Monday. The officials of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh said he "appears bit more critical than yesterday."

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Sanaullah was a Pakistani citizen lodged in Jammu jail who was brought to the Advanced Trauma Centre of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on Friday evening after he was allegedly attacked by a fellow prisoner in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal jail.

In medical bulletin issued by the PGIMER on Monday evening, his condition is more critical than Sunday.

The hospital spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said there was metabolic deterioration in form of fluctuating blood sugar, spiking temperature (38.50C - 400C).

According to the institute medical bulletin, hemodynamic (blood movement) status is bit worse, evidenced by hike in dose of vasopressors (medicine to control blood pressure) to raise the blood pressure and addition of hydrocortisone (a steroid given to increase blood sugar in body) for the same purpose.

"Oxygen requirement has increased to maintain the arterial blood gases and patient continues to be on ventilator," said the institute.

However, his neurological status as per bulletin continues to be the same without any improvement. His serum sodium is, however, under control.

Earlier, Paksitan high commissioner to India Salman Bashir visited the Advanced Trauma Centre of the PGIMER to know the condition of Sanaullah.

Sources said Bashir was conveyed that his chances of survival were bleak. According to PGIMER officials, he was briefed in detail about the patient's status right from his arrival to the present condition, by Dr SN Mathuriya, head, Neurosurgery and Dr YK Batra incharge intensive care unit (ICU) in the presence of Dr YK Chawla, director and Dr AK Gupta, medical superintendent.

Bashir reached the PGIMER amid tight security and the police did not allow the media to interact with him.

Earlier, two officials from Pakistan High Commission are already in city since Saturday morning. Consulates including Abrar Hashmi, political consulate and Zargham Abbas, first secretary trade are continuously in touch with doctors treating Sanaullah.

The 52-year-old prisoner was flown through an air ambulance on Friday from Jammu to PGIMER for treatment.

The incident took place a day after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan, succumbed to grievous injuries sustained in a murderous assault on him in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.

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