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Pramod Mahajan stable, but critical

A correspondent in Mumbai | April 23, 2006 20:32 IST
Last Updated: April 23, 2006 22:56 IST

With each passing minute and little information coming from doctors operating on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, tension prevailed outside the Hinduja hospital on Sunday night.

Till 8 pm, seemed to be normal as Mahajan's son Rahul claimed that his father was okay and even smiled at him in the afternoon.

However things changed drastically after 8 pm as the news leaked out that an operation was being conducted on him. But it was unclearwhy the operation was being conducted,asdoctors had earlier in the day stated that the operation would be conducted on Monday morning.

At 10pm, Dr Anupam Verma, dean of Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital, said that the operation was undertaken after Mahajan's vital parameters became unstable between 6 and 7pm on Sunday evening.

"Doctors decided to immediately perform the operation, whichwas originally scheduled to take place on Monday morning. They have attributed the condition to intra-abdominal pressure," Dr Verma said.

He added that the pressure packs, which had been placed on Mahajan's liver to control bleeding, were removed in this surgery and there is 'no more active bleeding'.

"Mr Mahajan is stable, but critical. He is still in the operation theatre and will be placed in the ICU on ventilator support," Dr Verma said.

He said doctors will decide, on the basis of hourly monitoring, whether or not Mahajan can be operated upon on Monday morning. "It is undecided as for now. We will keep monitoring his condition. His vital parameters are now under control," Dr Verma said.

Even after passing of 36 hours the word 'out of danger' has never been mentionedby hospital authorities while speaking about Mahajan's health.

Mahajan was shot at by his brother, Pravin, on Saturday morning and rushed from his residence to Hinduja Hospital, where hehas been since. Pravin is now under police custody in Mumbai.

BJP leaders like Gopinath Munde, Nitink Gadkari, Vinod Tawde and Atul Shah have literally camped outside the
Hinduja hospital.
Earlier in the day, former prime minister A B Vajpayee visited Mahajan and told reporters that he was hopeful thathe will emerge healthy from this crisis.

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It is an unfortunate thing for Mahajan. Things generally go like this in big shot families. People hardly informed its root. N M RAM ...

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Why not Promod Mahajan was operated by SC/ST doctor's??? he was also supporter of 50% reservation no :)

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It is very sad and unfortunate, that Mr Pramod Mahajan was shot by his brother for some silly reason. Pramod Mahajan, throughout his career, as ...

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