Karnataka: MP Oscar Fernandes critical; to be operated on Thursday | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: The condition of former Union minister and Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes continues to be critical on the second day, Wednesday. He was critically injured after he accidentally fell while doing his regular exercise on Monday.
A confidant of Fernandes said that he continues to be on the ventilator, but there’s slight improvement in his condition and movement in his hands and legs. A neuro-surgeon from Manipal has been monitoring his condition and is expected to operate on him on Thursday depending on his condition, the confidant added. The surgeon has indicated that his condition was stable as on Wednesday to be operated upon.
The veteran Congress leader had lost balance while doing the wall pushups and hit against the wall. On Tuesday, it was discovered that he had a clot in the brain, after he went to his regular hospital where he undergoes dialysis. He had informed the doctor that he had been getting frequent headaches after his fall on Monday. The hospital authorities immediately admitted him after the discovery of the clot in his brain.
Fernandes, 80, was the Union minister for transport, road and highways and labour and employment under the UPA government.
The well-respected politician, has a close proximity to the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Becoming a minister for the very first time in the UPA – II Government, Fernandes has held many key posts in the Manmohan Singh government and also in the party. Being an AICC General Secretary in the UPA government was also a major career leap for him.

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