Former PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal, admitted to the ICU of state-run St George Hospital after he initially complained of toothache, will be discharged in two or three days. The veteran NCP leader was arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Direct-orate (ED) about a month ago.
“Bhujbal was shifted from ICU to normal ward this morning after his reports were found to be normal. But we will conduct ‘holter monitoring’ test after which we will take final call (about discharging). He is expected to be discharged in two-three days,” head of medicine unit Dr Rohan Sequira said.
Bhujbal’s blood pressure was normal and he was under constant monitoring of a team of doctors from St George and JJ Hospitals, Dr Sequira said.
A probe into Bhujbal's admission to St George instead of the mandated JJ Hospital (also govt-run) has revealed that a doctor at the Arthur Road Jail manipulated papers to help the jailed leader.
Dr Rahul Ghule, accused of fudging Bhujbal’s case papers, was shifted out of the Arthur Road jail and sent back to the state Health department and strict action was recommended against him. Bipin Kumar Singh, IG Prisons, said Bhujbal was supposed to go to St George for a dental treatment, but Ghule changed medical papers and recommended that he be admitted there for some other reason.