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Vilasrao Deshmukh stable but remains in ICU

A decision on whether or not the former Maharashtra Chief Minister needs a liver transplant will be taken in the next 48 hours.

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Updated:August 8, 2012, 8:52 AM IST
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Vilasrao Deshmukh stable but remains in ICU
A decision on whether or not the former Maharashtra Chief Minister needs a liver transplant will be taken in the next 48 hours.

New Delhi: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is stable but remains in the ICU of a hospital in Chennai. Vilasrao was admitted there on Monday night following an undisclosed illness. His family says he is responding to the treatment.

A decision on whether or not he needs a liver transplant will be taken in the next 48 hours.

The 67-year-old two-time Maharashtra Chief Minister is under the care of noted liver transplant surgeon Dr Mohamed Rela at the hospital.

He was admitted to Global Super Speciality Hospital for a possible liver transplant.

According to the sources, Deshmukh who is ailing for sometime was brought by the special flight around 6 pm on Monday and immediately taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Deshmukh recently underwent medical tests at the Breach Candy hospital in south Mumbai.

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