Vilasrao Deshmukh hospitalized; critical

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 07, 2012 09:25 hrs

Union minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was admitted to a Chennai hospital on Monday in critical health condition, said doctors on Tuesday.

Deshmukh is currently on ventilator at Global Super Speciality Hospital.

The Union Science and Technology Minister is reportedly suffering from a serious liver ailment and multiple organ failure.

"Vilasrao Deshmukh is on ventilator support. He is critical. He is suffering from a serious liver ailment and multiple organ failure." said a senior doctor, who is treating the minister, on Tuesday.

Deshmukh was admitted in Mumbai´s Breach Candy Hospital a week ago but was shifted to the Chennai hospital on Monday after his health condition deteriorated.

He was flown to Chennai by a special flight from Mumbai on Monday.

The doctors in the Chennai hospital are likely to perform a liver transplant after Deshmukh´s condition gets stabilized.

Deshmukh´s son and Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh has said he is ready to donate a part of his liver to his father.

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