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Dasmunsi still in hospital, critical

Last updated on: October 14, 2008 11:55 IST

Information and Broadcasting minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi is under close observation as his condition continues to be critical for the second consecutive day today.

"Dasmunsi's condition continues to be serious, but stable," Medical Superintendent of AIIMS Dr D K Sharma told PTI.

"He is under close observation in Coronary Care Unit (CCU)," AIIMS Spokesperson Y K Gupta said.

A multi-discipline team of doctors led by HoD of cardiology department Dr V K Behl was treating him.

"His blood pressure, pulse rate and respiration have been recovered. But he is still on ventilator," Dr Behl said.

62-year-old Dasmunsi was admitted to AIIMS on Monday with complete left ventricular failure of the heart.

Explaining his condition, Behl said "The function of the left ventrical is to pump blood efficiently to the body. This was not happening at the time of his admission. He (Dasmunsi) was completely breathless and had lung congestion."

Dasmunsi was treated for acute coronary syndrome in a private hospital in Kolkata in July and he had undergone a primary angioplasty.

President meets Dasmunsi  in hospital  

President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday visited Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi at AIIMS whose condition continues to be critical on the second consecutive day after he was admitted there after a cardiac arrest.

The President came at about 10 am and remained there for nearly 10 minutes, Medical Superintendent
of the premier health institute, Dr D K Sharma said. 

"She spoke to the family members of the minister and enquired about his health," Sharma said, adding that the
minister's condition continues to be critical.

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