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Vilasrao may undergo liver transplant op: Cong sources

Union minister for science and technology Vilasrao Deshmukh, 67, was rushed to Global Hospital at Chennai by a special flight on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2012 02:32 IST
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Union minister for science and technology Vilasrao Deshmukh, 67, was rushed to Global Hospital at Chennai by a special flight on Monday. Unconfirmed reports said Deshmukh was likely to undergo a liver transplant operation at the Chennai hospital, a renowned transplant facility in the country.

Earlier in the day, Deshmukh was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital for what doctors said was a “medical check-up”.

However, sources at the hospital said that Deshmukh has a problem with his liver. “He was rushed from the hospital to the airport,” said a doctor from Breach Candy Hospital.

Though hospital authorities were tight-lipped on the Congress leader’s condition, party sources also said that Deshmukh is likely to undergo a liver transplant.

At Breach Candy Hospital, Deshmukh was admitted under the care of Dr Samir Shah, hepatologist (liver specialist).

Till Monday evening, doctors at Global Hospital, who said Deshmukh was brought in a serious condition, were busy stabilising Deshmukh’s parameters.

Doctors at the hospital said that Dr Mohamed Rela, liver transplant surgeon, who has performed more than 1,200 liver transplants is expected to perform Deshmukh’s transplant surgery.

Over the last week, Deshmukh has been visiting Breach Candy Hospital daily for medical check ups. “He has been discharged from the hospital. We cannot disclose any details,” said Dr Geeta Koppikar, medical director of Breach Candy Hospital.

First Published: Aug 07, 2012 02:31 IST