Pak prisoner's condition deteriorates

Pak prisoner's condition deteriorates

Pak prisoner's condition deteriorates

The condition of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, who has been admitted to the premier PGI in Chandigarh since Friday after being attacked in a jail in Jammu, has deteriorated further.

“From Sunday onwards, his condition has become  even more critical,” doctors said.
Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir reached the Advanced Trauma Centre ICU on Monday afternoon from New Delhi to have a detailed assessment of the medical condition of Sanaullah.

Bashir later said chances of his survival appear “bleak” and sought that the patient be repatriated to Pakistan. He met doctors and expressed serious concern over his deteriorating health. “The patient continues to be in deep coma in the ICU. The assault had left him with a large fracture in the head.  He continues to survive on ventilator support,” he said.

Bashir said “both countries need to maintain restraint and not create hype over the incident”. He said doctors at the hospital were trying their best to save him, however, the prognosis is weak. The government was working to facilitate Sanaullah's family’s visit to India.

PGI doctors on Monday said the patient’s neurological status continued to be the same without any improvement. “There is metabolic deterioration in the form of fluctuating blood sugar, spiking temperature (38.50C – 400C). Serum sodium is, however, under control,” they said.

They added that the hemodynamic status is bit worse, evidenced by hike in drug dose to raise the blood pressure.  “Oxygen requirement has increased to maintain the arterial blood gases and patient continues to be on ventilator,” the doctors said.

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