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Thackeray shifted out of ICU

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital, following an improvement of his health.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2009 01:10 IST
HT Political Bureau
HT Political Bureau
Hindustan Times

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray (83) was shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital, following an improvement of his health.

Doctors at the hospital said Thackeray’s condition has now improved and he is likely to be discharged on Tuesday.

“He is responding well to treatment and hence the decision was taken,” said a doctor, requesting anonymity.

The Sena chief was admitted to hospital on Thursday night following complaints of breathlessness.

He has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It refers to a lung ailment in which the airways get narrowed.He also suffers from Ischemic Heart Disease.

First Published: Jun 22, 2009 01:09 IST