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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wagh flown to Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital

Panaji: Deputy speaker and St Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh, who has been on ventilator support at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim, since Monday night, was shifted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai by a special air ambulance from Dabolim airport, after doctors found that he wasn't responding to treatment.

"His parameters, including blood pressure, were stable at 8.15pm, the time he was discharged from the hospital," GMC dean Dr Pradeep Naik told TOI.
His teary-eyed supporters and family members looked on as Wagh was shifted out of the hospital, as soon as chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and his secretary Ameya Abhyankar made a 10-minute visit to GMC.
Police personnel and the hospital staff held bedsheets around Wagh's stretcher while he was moved to the ambulance to be shifted from the hospital to the airport, to prevent the media from taking photographs and videos.
This was after Parsekar tried unsuccessfully to request the lensmen not to shoot inside the casualty department.
Chief cardiologist at GMC, Dr Guruprasad Naik, accompanied Wagh to the airport, while the hospital's anaesthetist accompanied the St Andre MLA in the air ambulance to Mumbai.
Traffic police swung into action to make sure the ambulance carrying the Kala Academy chairman to the tarmac at the airport went smoothly.
Naik denied that Wagh's condition had worsened and stated that he was being shifted to Hinduja Hospital as he "required critical intensive care support" and because "there is hope of recovery".
Sources said Wagh's wife left for Mumbai by an earlier flight on Thursday evening.
Wagh, who felt uneasy on Monday night while attending an Independence Day function, was taken to GMC where doctors found that his blood pressure was very high, putting strain on his kidneys and heart.
He was kept under sedation and on ventilator support at the cardiology department's CCU ward 125. Distraught family members, including Wagh's brother Ramrao Wagh, sister, supporters and Kala Academy staff, camped at the GMC in the hope of some good news.
Earlier in the day, a high level meeting was held between Parsekar and GMC's cardiac specialists to review Wagh's health condition, after which it was decided to shift him to Hinduja Hospital.

TOI Network Goa News

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