Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh admitted to ICU, now stable
Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Gurugram hospital on Sunday after his health reportedly deteriorated. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister underwent dialysis all night but is now stable, the SP said on Monday. He has been undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, since August 22. Here's everything about the development.
Why does this story matter?
- Yadav is known to be one of the finest politicians in India, with a career spanning over 50 years.
- He served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for three terms and even served as the Minister of Defence (1996-98) under prime ministers HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral.
- A stalwart of Indian politics, he founded Samajwadi Party in 1992.
Mulayam Singh's health now stable: SP
On Monday, the SP said that "Netaji" is now in the critical care unit but stable. He is being treated by a comprehensive team of specialists, a note from Medanta stated. "It is not possible to meet Netaji and go inside the hospital, so it is a humble request to all of you that please do not come to the hospital," the party said.
SP supremo shifted to CCU
आदरणीय नेताजी गुरुग्राम के मेदांता अस्पताल की 'क्रिटिकल केयर यूनिट' में भर्ती हैं, उनकी हालत स्थिर है।— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) October 3, 2022
नेताजी से मिलना एवं अस्पताल के अंदर जाना संभव नहीं है इसलिए आप सभी से विनम्र निवेदन है कि कृपया अस्पताल ना आएं।
नेताजी के स्वास्थ्य की जानकारी समय समय पर दी जाती रहेगी। pic.twitter.com/NBlzaNIOuu
Yadav's oxygen levels dipped on Sunday: Reports
As per reports, oncologists have been treating Yadav since August 22. On Sunday, his oxygen levels dipped slightly, but doctors later said he was out of danger, the Hindustan Times reported. His son Akhilesh Yadav and daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav visited the hospital on Sunday. At around 9:00 pm, Akhilesh also spoke to party supporters gathered outside the hospital.
Yadav underwent dialysis all night
According to Dainik Jagran, however, Yadav's condition was critical until Monday morning. The 82-year-old did not report any improvement even after undergoing dialysis all night. His condition remained serious, it claimed. He is being treated by a team led by Dr. Yatin Mehta, Director of Medanta's Critical Care Unit. Until now, he was treated by cancer specialist Dr. Nitin Sood, the report added.
Watch: Granddaughter shares a photo of Yadav
दादा जी के अच्छे स्वास्थ्य की ईश्वर से मंगल कामना कीजिए 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/SEADp020sK— Aditi Yadav (@AditiYadav000_) October 2, 2022
Leaders express concern, dial Akhilesh Yadav
Notably, PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath have dialed Akhilesh and inquired about his father's health. They assured him of all help, PTI reported. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Akhilesh over the phone. He tweeted, "I pray to god that [Yadav] gets well soon." Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary also wished him good health.