Officials at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) described the condition of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah as "extremely critical" after he developed jaundice on Tuesday, which doctors said was a sign of severe infection.
Sanaullah, who was lodged in Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu, was brought to the advanced trauma centre of the PGIMER on Friday evening after he was attacked by a fellow prisoner.
A medical bulletin issued by the PGI on Tuesday evening said Sanaullah's condition had further deteriorated to "extremely critical". PGI spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said there was no change in important health indicators of Sanaullah, like blood pressure, blood sugar and fever, since Monday. However, his oxygen requirement has increased to 80%. The X-ray of his chest shows bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (abnormal substance accumulated in lungs). The dose of medicines to maintain his blood pressure also had to be increased, PGI officials said.
Earlier, Sanaullah's brother-in-law Mohammad Shahzad and nephew Mohammad Asif visited him. They were accompanied by Pakistan high commission officials. The police kept the media away from Sanaullah's relatives.