The condition of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who was hospitalised 10 days ago, continued to be “critical but stable” today with doctors attempting to contain the chest infection.
79-year-old Sayeed, who was airlifted from Srinagar on December 24 and admitted to AIIMS, continued to be in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
Doctors attending to him said today there was no change in his condition from yesterday. AIIMS had issued a statement last night in which his health condition was termed as “critical but stable”.
Sayeed, who took over as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition on March one last year, was admitted after he had complained of exhaustion due to fever and neck pain and during the course of his medical investigation, the AIIMS doctors diagnosed him of having “decreased blood counts, pneumonia and sepsis”.
Sayeed was on high dosage of antibiotics for treatment of infection and oxygen to provide relief to lungs, the doctors said.
They said Sayeed continued to be administered blood transfusion since Friday night after platelets had fallen.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today visited AIIMS and enquired about Sayeed’s health from his family members.
“Visited AIIMS to enquire about Mufti Sahib’s health. Prayers for his speedy and complete recovery,” Omar tweeted after meeting Sayeed’s family.