Holbrooke in critical condition

Holbrooke in critical condition

"This morning, doctors completed surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. He is in critical condition and has been joined by his family," State Department spokesman P J Crowley said.

69-year-old Holbrooke was admitted to the intensive care unit of the nearby George Washington University and was being treated for blood clot, the ABC news reported. He was meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when he gasped and clearly was undergoing some sort of medical situation, it added.

Holbrooke, the Obama Administration’s point man for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has fallen ill when the annual Af-Pak policy review of White House is being carried out. Holbrooke is the Obama Administration’s point man for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was also admitted to George Washington University Hospital for treatment for a kidney stone yesterday. “He will have a minor surgical procedure this afternoon to remove the kidney stone, and his physician expects that he will be discharged tomorrow with orders to rest this weekend.

He has been told that he should be able to return to work on Monday," a Treasury statement said.

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