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Aug 14, 2012 at 05:49pm IST

Liver transplant could have saved Vilasrao Deshmukh: Hospital

Chennai: After a prolonged sickness, Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Vilasrao was suffering from a liver and kidney ailment and had been in hospital since August 6.

Deshmukh was on life support for over a week.

Chairman and MD of Global Hospitals Dr K Ravindranath said that a liver donor could have helped save the Congress leader leader. "If he could have got the liver donor, there could have been a chance to save him."

Liver transplant could have saved Vilasrao: Hospital

Chairman and MD of Global Hospitals Dr K Ravindranath said that a liver donor could have helped save the Congress leader.

"In the last three days, he (Vilasrao) was reasonably stable. We could not get any organ (liver) for transplantation. Since last night his condition started deteriorating very fast. We are sorry could not find liver (organ donor) on time," added Dr Ravindranath.

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