SRINAGAR: Senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh is critical and has been put on a life support system, according to officials from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.
Kalyan Singh (89) is also a former governor of Rajasthan.
An official statement from the hospital said, “Kalyan Singh ji’s health status is critical. He has been intubated and put on a life-saving support system since Tuesday evening. His clinical parameters are being closely monitored by the expert Consultants.”
“The former chief minister’s health is being monitored by the senior faculty of critical care medicine (CCM), cardiology, nephrology, neurology and endocrinology. A close watch is being kept on all aspects of his health, the statement reads.
The hospital officials on Tuesday said Singh is being administered oxygen through a face mask.
“His clinical parameters are being closely monitored by the expert Consultants. He has been kept on non-invasive ventilation due to respiratory worsening,” the hospital had said in a statement.
SGPGIMS Director RK Dhiman is also closely monitoring Singh’s treatment on daily basis.
Earlier, he was undergoing treatment at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences.