He is out of danger and is undergoing treatment in the Medical Intensive Care Unit said Dr TP Lahane.
Even though NCP leader and former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal had shown symptoms of dengue but Dr TP Lahane dean of JJ hospital has confirmed that he is not suffering from the disease and only diagnosed with viral fever. Mr Lahane said that Bhujbal had fever and his blood platelet count was low. He added that Bhujbal complained of headache and body pain. The NCP leader was unable to walk properly without support. A delegation of doctors had gone to prison for examining Bhujbal. Since Bhujbal’s condition was deteriorating he was admitted to JJ hospital for undergoing treatment. However the hospital authorities were unable to answer how many days Bhujbal will have to be kept under medical observation.
When AV spoke to Dr T P Lahane he said, “We had diagnosed him with high viral fever. The dengue test is found to be negative. His blood platelet count was down and he had complained of bodyache. He is out of danger. Right now Bhujbal is undergoing treatment in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).”
Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay said, “We called a team of doctors from JJ Hospital to examine Bhujbal on Saturday and further decisions were taken based on their recommendations.”
In April Bhujbal was admitted to St George hospital on account of various health issues as his condition had worsened in jail. The NCP leader is known to have a history of asthama, hypertension and blood pressure. Therefore he will be kept under medical observation for more days.
Bhujbal has been lodged in Arthur Road jail in the city since March this year after the ED arrested him in Maharashtra Sadan scam and other cases. He had earlier approached the Bombay High Court seeking bail on medical grounds. Bhujbal mentioned that he had multiple problems, including diabetes, blood pressure, chronic asthma and blockages in heart. However, High Court rejected his bail petition after ED objected saying investigations were still on and he was getting proper treatment in government hospitals.
Bhujbal was arrested on March 14 by the ED on charge of money laundering in the Maharashtra Sadan scam. The Anti-Corruption Bureau had filed an FIR against Bhujbal after it found irregularities in construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi which was built at a cost of Rs 100 crore. It is alleged that the contractor had given kickbacks to Bhujbal.