Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is “presently sick, requiring oxygen therapy” and his condition is being closely monitored by a team of experts, a statement by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he is admitted, said on Wednesday.
“Sayeed, who is admitted in AB 8 intensive care unit (ICU) since December 24, is sick, requiring oxygen therapy but hemodynamically stable,” according to AIIMS authorities.
“He is conscious, alert and is taking food orally. He continues to be on antibiotics, antifungal drugs and supportive therapy, and is being closely monitored by a team of experts,” the statement said.
The team of experts monitoring Sayeed’s condition include Dr Rita Sood (professor of medicines), prof Mohammad Ashraf Ganaie (endocrinologist), Dr Tulika Seth (haematologist) and prof PN Dogra (urologist), among others.
79-year-old Sayeed was flown to Delhi in a state aircraft on December 24 and admitted in a private ward in AIIMS with complaints of fever and chest pain.
Home minister Rajnath Singh had on Tuesday visited him to enquire about his health and wished him a speedy recovery.
Mufti had taken over as chief minister of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir in March 2015.