Ludhiana: Even after ten days of murderous attack on Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Jagdish Gagneja, the bullets are still lodged inside the body of the victim.
For the last ten days, Gagneja is on ventilator and his condition is worsening day-by-day. Surgery was not performed due to infection, said doctors attending Gagneja.
Apart from the doctors of Hero DMC Heart Institute, a team of doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is also monitoring the health of Gagneja.
On August 7, some unidentified persons shot at RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Jalandhar. Later on, he was shifted to DMC in critical condition. After Gagneja was admitted to the hospital, large number of politicians, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as well as others visited hospital to see Gagneja and inquire about his condition.
A senior doctor, on the condition of anonymity, said that bullets were still lodged inside the body and due to infection, surgery could not performed. However, they have tried to contain the infection but the condition of Gagneja is becoming more critical. From last ten days Gagneja is on ventilator, he added.
Chief Cardiologist and Head of Research at DMC Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander said that they were giving the best treatment and trying their level best for improving the condition of Gagneja but at present, the condition is still critical.
The surgery would be performed after the infection is curtailed, said Dr Wander, while adding that bullets were still in the body.
The bullets that were fired on Gagneja have damaged his small as well as large intestines. The bullets inside the body led to infection, said doctors attending Gagneja.
Meanwhile, the assailants of Gagneja are still absconding. Jalandhar police have released CCTV footage of the incident and the assailants as well as announcing Rs 10 lakh reward for providing information, but it has yielded no results so far.
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