Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union minister and former Maharastra chief minister passed away this afternoon. He was 67. The minister was battling liver cancer at a hospital in Chennai. Due to his critical condition he had been classified as a ‘super ultra emergency’ patient on the Tamil Nadu organ registry for a liver and kidney transplant.
He was to receive the organs from a 31-year-old man who was declared brain dead at the Government General Hospital, Chennai. Unfortunately the patient succumbed to a cardiac arrest and passed away before the organs could be harvested.
Despite this unlucky streak Vilasrao was still considered to receive organs from two prospective donors – a 20-year-old lady at Chennai GH and a patient at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai but transplant surgeons found Vilasrao’s condition too critical to perform the procedure. Doctors say that his condition was worsening by the minute since this morning and although a transplant was their only option of saving him, he was too weak to withstand such a complex procedure.
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