What could have saved Vilasrao Deshmukh at Chennai hospital?

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Chennai, Aug 14: Hours after his death, the doctors on Tuesday, Aug 14 claimed that the life of Vilasrao Deshmukh could have been saved if they could have gone for liver transplantation surgery.

"If he could have got the liver donor, there could have been a chance to save him," stated Dr K Ravindranath, the MD of Global Hospitals where Mr Deshmukh was under treatment since Aug 7.

The MD of Global Hospital also added, "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."

After a prolonged illness over multiple organ failure, the former Maharashtra chief minister and Union Minister for Heavy Industries died at 1 pm on Tuesday.

Earlier, doctors declared that they had got a donor who was declared brain dead. Unfortunately, the 31-year-old donor too died in the wee hours of Tuesday.

"We went back and forth, but there was nothing we could do. We took caution with every step because the van driver's accident was a medico-legal case. It delayed the process a little and we lost the patient," doctors were quoted as saying following the news of the donor's death.

Earlier his son Riteish Deshmukh, a Bollywood actor, also expressed his willingness to donate a part of his liver but the doctor said that a part of liver could not help Mr Vilasrao.

Both the two Houses of Parliament have been adjourned for the day over the demise of Mr Vilasrao. Meanwhile, sources informed that Rashtrapati Bhavan also cancelled its Independence Day celebration following the news of Vilasrao's demise.

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