Jaswant Singh still on 'life support'

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 00:51 hrs

The government on Saturday said former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh is still on life support systems and under constant monitoring by a team of neurosurgeons and critical care intensivists at Army Hospital (Research & Referral) here.

His vital parameters are stable but he continues to be in coma, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to the Army (Research and Referral) Hospital to inquire about his health. The Prime Minister spoke to Jaswant Singh`s family members at the hospital and hoped for his speedy recovery. Singh was brought to the hospital at around 1 am on Friday. Singh had sustained a head injury as he slipped and fell at his New Delhi residence late Thursday night. Former Defence Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayees cabinet, Singh was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election after he decided to contest polls from Barmer in Rajasthan as an independent candidate when the party had decided to field someone else. He had contested from West Bengals Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and won with the support of Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM).

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