Amar Singh’s health shows improvement: Doctor

The condition of the renal transplant of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has shown some signs of improvement, an AIIMS doctor said on Tuesday.

Updated: Sep 20, 2011, 19:45 PM IST

New Delhi: The condition of the renal
transplant of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, which had deteoriated
some days back following urinary tract infection, has shown
some signs of improvement, an AIIMS doctor said on Tuesday.
"His condition is stable and his renal parameters have
shown some signs of improvement. His urine culture report of
today is better than the previous one but the urinary tract
infection remains," Dr Sanjay Gupta, associate professor of
the nephrology in All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS), who is looking after his case, said.

"He has told me today that he is feeling better now,"
Gupta said.

Admitted in the new private ward of AIIMS, Singh, 55, was
shifted from Tihar jail on the night of September 12 after his
creatinine level rose and was immediately put under medical
observation.
He was lodged in the jail on September 6 after a Delhi
court had sent him on 14-day judicial custody following his
arrest in connection with the 2008 cash-for-votes scam.

After investigations, doctors found Escherichia coli, a
type of bacteria, to be the cause of the urinary tract
infection suffered by Singh who had undergone a kidney
transplant surgery in Singapore in July 2009.

"Till his infection is cured, we cannot say anything
about when we will be discharing him from the hospital,"
Gupta said.

PTI