Cartoonist RK Laxman critical, put on ventilator support again

Pune: The condition of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman worsened on Sunday following which he has been put on ventilator support once again.Laxman, 94, was taken off the ventilator on Thursday and was showing signs of
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India TV News Desk January 26, 2015 8:23 IST

Pune: The condition of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman worsened on Sunday following which he has been put on ventilator support once again.

Laxman, 94, was taken off the ventilator on Thursday and was showing signs of improvement since the last three days.

"He suddenly developed severe breathlessness around 8pm following which we had to put him on ventilator support again,” intensivist Sameer Jog said.

For more than three days Laxman was breathing on his own and his blood pressure and cardiac function have also improved.

Laxman was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune for urinary infection on Saturday after which he underwent dialysis.   

 
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