Sai Baba's condition improving

Sai Baba's condition improving

His condition, doctors attending to him said, is stable but gradually improving. Friday is the 12th day of treatment after the godman was admitted at the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Institute of Higher Medical Sciences here on March 28.

Doctors attending on the 85-year-old Baba said his kidney function was getting better. The medical bulletin issued by hospital on Friday morning said his heart, lung and kidney functions were improving. The doctors, however, were continuing dialysis.

Hospital director A N Safaya said that even his blood sugar and other vital parameters were near normal but did not commit on how close to recovery he godman was.

The infection in the lungs, one of the primary problems that Baba had complained of when he was brought in, Safaya said, was reducing, although there were no indications of withdrawing the ventilator support that is helping him. Also, his kidney function was still being supported by CRRT.

A sense of relief, very apparent, could be seen in and around Puttaparthi as villagers believed that their prayers were being answered and that Baba will be back again.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, Amma Sathyamma temple priest Sathyanarayana said: “Our belief has left us in the lurch. We had realised that removing the old idol of ‘Amma’ was the reason for our Bhagwan suffering and once that was corrected with the replacement of the idol he is improving.”

The bhajans and prayer meetings continued through the day with special prayers being offered at Prashanti Nilayam.

Shops which had remained closed for the last week or so finally opened up, providing much needed supplies for outsiders.

The authorities continued to keep the police in Puttaparthi but the intensity was not as strong as the earlier days. Even public transport buses were allowed to operate from the bus complex at Prasanthi Nilayam for the first time since Monday.