Congress veteran ND Tiwari's condition deteriorates, placed on life support, says doctor

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who was admitted to Max Super Specialty Hospital in September, has been put on life support system after his health deteriorated, a doctor said on Sunday.

The nonagenarian leader was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital from the private ward on 26 October after fever and pneumonia.

File image of ND Tiwari. Reuters

File image of ND Tiwari. Reuters

His family also said the veteran politician's health continues to deteriorate.

"Tiwariji's blood pressure dropped significantly around 5 pm. His other health parameters also deteriorated. He has been put on life support," a family member said.

He said doctors termed Tiwari's condition "extremely critical" and were continuously monitoring him in the ICU.

Tiwari, the only leader to have served as the chief minister of two states — Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand — was admitted to the hospital on 20 September after he suffered a brain stroke and a paralytic attack.

A senior doctor said the next 24 hours were extremely critical for Tiwari.

The veteran leader, a former Union Minister, has been the Andhra Pradesh Governor in the past. He is undergoing treatment from senior neurosurgeon JD Mukherjee and senior cardiologist Sumit Sethi.

With agency inputs

Published Date: Nov 06, 2017 09:18 AM | Updated Date: Nov 06, 2017 09:22 AM

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