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Modi offers medical help to Vilasrao Deshmukh

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First published: August 13, 2012, 4:33 AM IST | Updated: August 13, 2012
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Modi offers medical help to Vilasrao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Deshmukh, the 67-year-old former Maharashtra chief minister, was flown to Chennai for a possible liver transplant.

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked officials from the health department to offer medical help to union minister and senior Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh who is undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment at a hospital in Chennai.

Modi has instructed the Gujarat health department to arrange cadaver liver (liver of a dead person) on top priority for the ailing Union Minister.

"Instructed Gujarat's health department to procure cadaver liver on top priority for Vilasrao Deshmukh, who is undergoing treatment," Modi wrote on twitter.

The 67-year-old former Maharashtra chief minister was flown to Chennai for a possible liver transplant, but the doctors there said that his condition has to improve before any decision could be taken on such a course.

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