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Chavan visits ailing Deshmukh, special prayers offered by Congressmen

Chennai, Aug 9 (): Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh who was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai for liver-related illness is said to be under observation, said hospital sources.

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan along with some of his ministers visited the critically ailing Deshmukh in Chennai.

Mr Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar visited the hospital on Thursday in order to enquire Mr. Deshmukh’s condition with his family members.

When questioned by reporters, Chavan declined to comment a word, but Minister Pandurang Kadam and Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar said Vilasroa was gradually improving, and had changes in his health condition here in Chennai.

“Vilasroa is feeling better and his health condition is also improving. What we feel is that he looks better than what he was in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai,” said the minister.

Hospital sources denied to comment by maintaining to remain tight-lipped, by saying that the family members have requested them to keep matters confident and if need arise they themselves shall communicate through social media.

Deshmukh, who is on life-support systems, is being attended by a team of expert doctors, including noted liver transplant surgeon Dr. Mohamed Rela.

Union minister Vilas Muttemwar, who visited Deshmukh expressed happiness and, said there is changes in his condition, and hope he will soon recover.

“We are happy that Mr Deshmukh’s condition is recovering,” said Muttemwar.

On the other hand on Wednesday some television channels were quoted as saying that family sources have admitted improvement in Deshmukh’s condition that was denied by the hospital authorities.

Mr Deshmukh’s son and daughter-in-law, actors Riteish and Genelia, are also at the hospital along with other family members for the past two days.

Special prayers are being organized in several places by close friends and relatives.

Congressmen were also seen organizing special prayers in different parts of the state for Deshmukh to overcome his health crisis.