Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was admitted to the Global Hospitals and Health City at Perumbakkam, near Tambaram in Chennai, is in a stable condition. He needs to be under observation for two more days.
This was all the spokesperson of the hospital told reporters, who spent an entire day there on Tuesday. There was no medical bulletin or briefing from doctors.
The spokesperson said the hospital was unable to part with any further information on a request from the Minister’s family, including wife Vaishali and son Ritesh.
The first floor where the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is located is strictly out of bounds, except to the hospital staff and policemen.
According to a police source, a team of doctors trooped into and out of the ICU at regular intervals. Union Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil and Vilas Muttemwar, MP, along with a colleague from the Maharashtra PCC, visited Mr. Deshmukh.
They left by the rear exit, taking the media by surprise.
Additional charge for Vayalar Ravi
PTI reports from New Delhi:
Overseas Minister Vayalar Ravi was given the additional charge of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry, which was held by Mr. Deshmukh in addition to Science and Technology.