First Published : 22 Apr 2011 03:52:12 AM IST
Last Updated : 22 Apr 2011 08:51:17 AM IST
Satya Sai Baba’s health on Thursday turned very critical with his vital organs not responding to medical treatment.
Director of Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Dr AN Safaya, in a bulletin this evening, said Sai Baba’s episodes of low blood pressure were persistently indicating that the heart was weak. The functions of various body organs are erratic and every attempt is being made to keep them in normal limits by administering appropriate drugs, he said.
The only positive aspect was a successful cycle of slow haemodialysis conducted during the past 12 hours to assist the kidneys. Safaya said vigorous efforts were on to revive his vital organs.
Informed sources told Express that Babas brain was showing mild signs of activity though all the other organs had stopped functioning. He is on life support system and the brain is showing very mild signs of activity, the sources said.
Earlier, Revenue Minister Raghuveera Reddy confirmed that Baba’s health was deteriorating and doctors were making last-ditch efforts to save him. Despite the best efforts, Baba’s vital organs were not responding to treatment, he added. He was speaking after an emergency meeting convened by CM Kiran Kumar Reddy. Chief secretary SV Prasad and DGP K Aravinda Rao attended the meeting.