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Jogi's condition stable

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi, who underwent an operation on Sunday night at Bombay Hospital for his spine injury, is stable.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2004 02:39 PM IST

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, who underwent an operation last night at Bombay Hospital here for his spine injury, was stable, a doctor attending on him said on Monday morning.

Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi who was seriously injured at a road accident at Gariabandh in Chhattisgarh  was brought to Mumbai by a special plane to the Bombay Hospital on Sunday evening.

"Jogi is stable and all his health parameters are fine and is semi-conscious. Only by afternoon we will be in a position to tell how he is responding to the surgery," Dr Devpujari, a neurosurgeon, told PTI.

The five-member team of doctors headed by Devpujari operated upon Jogi for over three hours and aligned his spines. They also removed blood clots and couple of bone pieces.

Jogi will be on ventilator till tonight as per the surgery procedural norms, he said.

Although the operation was successful, but how he responds to it would take a few days more to assess, he added.

Jogi was seriously injured yesterday as the car carrying him on electioneering in his Mahasamund Lok Sabha constituency dashed against a tree.

PCC general secretary Mehttar Lal Sahu, accompanying Jogi in the car, and the driver were also critically injured in the accident which took place at Gariabandh, about 130 kms from here, when the 59-year old leader was on way to Deobhang from Rajim for an early morning meeting for the April 20 polls.

Jogi suffered fractures and head injuries.

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