Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who has been rushed to a Chennai hospital for further treatment is reportedly on life support and is suffering from a liver ailment and failing kidneys.
A Times of India report quoted an unnamed doctor as saying, "Deshmukh is on life support. His condition is critical as he is suffering from a serious liver ailment and multiple organ failure."
According to the doctor, Deshmukh, who was admitted to the hospital last week after he complained of abdominal pain, was taken in an air ambulance to Chennai's Global Super-Speciality Hospital in order to carry out a liver transplant, which could be donated by son Riteish Deshmukh or taken from a cadaver.
Official sources said that since the past few months, former Maharashtra chief minister Deshmukh, has been taking light assignments to avoid strain on account of his health condition.
Family members have maintained silence over his condition and have not divulged what the former Maharashtra chief minister may be suffering from.
Deshmukh is likely to have the liver transplant surgery done once his condition stablises, unnamed doctors at the Chennai hospital were quoted as saying in a Hindustan Times report.
However, a request had not been sent for a liver from a cadaver to carry out the transplant, the report quoted officials at the Tamil Nadu Organ Sharing Network as saying.