Chief Minister of Maharashtra Privithviraj Chavan visited Global Hospitals and Health City in Perumbakkam near Tambaram, Chennai, where Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has been admitted since Monday evening.
Mr. Chavan, accompanied by Ajit Pawar and eight other cabinet colleagues, reached the hospital at 4.10 p.m.. They were in the hospital for about 50 minutes.
Around 7 p.m., Dr K. Ravindranath, Chairman and Managing Director of the Hospital, told reporters, “His (Mr. Deshmukh’s) condition is stable. First he has to improve and then we will think of liver transplant.”
Earlier, Mr. Chavan and Mr. Pawar reached Chennai from Mumbai by a special aircraft and proceeded straight to the hospital. Though he declined to speak to the media, Vilas Muttemwar, Lok Sabha MP from Nagpur and a former Union Minister, told reporters earlier in the day that Mr. Deshmukh’s relatives had informed him that his condition was improving.
Mr. Muttemwar, who reached Chennai on Tuesday and came to the hospital along with Prateek Prakashbapu Patil, Union Minister for Coal, further added that Mr. Deshmukh’s condition was better than what it had been when he was in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Mr. Deshmukh, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences is a former two-term Chief Minister of Maharashtra and hails from Lattur. He is currently a memeber of the Rajya Sabha.
This article has been corrected for a factual error -- The Chairman and Managing Director of Global Hospitals had been wrongly named as Dr Govindranath. The error is regretted