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Mahajan's BP-control medicines need coming down: Hinduja hospital

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Mumbai, Apr 26 (UNI) Reducing the dose of medicine to control the blood pressure of grievously wounded senior BJP leader Pramod Mahajan was tonight described as a '' a positive indication'' by Hinduja hospital which, however, maintained that his condition continued to '' remain critical with stablity.'' '' The requirement of medication to control the blood pressure is coming down gradually and his body is tolerating reduced medication,'' hospital spokesman Dr Anupam Verma said while reading out the evening medical bulletin on the health of Mr Mahajan.

'' He is still on the ventilator and (under) continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) (read dialysis). His condition remains critical with stability,'' he added.

Asked how long the 56-year-old Mahajan would be kept on dialysis, Dr Verma said he has no information and hence cannot answer it.

Asked if a reduced dose of BP medicine is a positive development, the director(administration) of the hospital said '' Well I can not comment on that but it is a positive indication.'' The spokesman appealed to the media not to go by rumours but base their reports on the condition of Mr Mahajan on what is directly communicated to them by the hospital and its team of doctors.

He said his condition is being monitored by a team of doctors led by Dr Gustad B Taver.

Mr Mahajan's vital parametres have been unstable since Sunday evening when doctors had to perform second surgery to manage his poorly functioning kidneys, replace packs to stop bleeding from his liver and drain out fluids and toxins from his abdoman.

The first surgery was conducted on Saturday morning soon after he was shot point-blank, allegedly by his younger brother Pravin.

Three bullets, that still remain embedded in his body, had shattered his liver, head of pancreas and small intenstine.

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