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Pak High Commission: Sanaullah still in deep coma
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Chandigarh, May 05, 2013
First Published: 12:06 IST(5/5/2013)
Last Updated: 16:54 IST(5/5/2013)

The Pakistan High Commicssion on Sunday said that Sanaullah Haq, the Pakistani convict attacked by a fellow inmate in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal jail, continued to be 'critically sick' at PGIMER in Chandigarh.

"His neurological status continues to be same, he's in deep coma and is on a ventilator," Pak High Commission officials were quoted as saying by ANI. Sanaullah's condition is unchanged since his arrival in the trauma ICU they added.

Doctors treating Sanaullah told ANI they will wait 48-72 hours trying to stabilise the patient before taking a decision on any medical intervention Pakistan High Commission.

The team of Pakistani High Commission officials had visited Sanaullah at PGIMER on Friday, and met the doctors again on Sunday to seek a fresh update on his condition.

Sanaullah, from Sialkot in Pakistan, was airlifted from Jammu to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Friday evening after the attack that left him severly injured. He was serving a life term at the Jammu jail after being convicted under TADA provisions following his arrest in 1999.

52-year-old Sanaullah is being looked after by a team of doctors, including neurosurgeons, in the intensive care unit.

PGIMER in an update on his condition had said on Saturday night that "the patient had metabolic alterations and coagulation abnormalities, which are being taken care of by concerned specialists and these are gradually being controlled, though they are not totally normal. His blood pressure had been going down, so a third vasopressor had to be added (on Saturday)."

Upon his arrival, PGIMER said Sanaullah was checked by neurosurgeons at the Jammu hospital, where he was first rushed to after the attack, "who detected head injuries with a large fracture. CT scan showed multiple contusions with severe brain edema (brain capillaries damaged due to head injury)."

Two prison officials, including Jail Superintendent Rajni Sehgal, had been suspended by the Jammu and Kashmir government in connection with the assault.


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