Sai Baba`s response to treatment slow due to his age: Doctors

Sathya Sai Baba continued to be in a critical state and doctors attending on him on Wednesday said the godman`s reponse to the treatment is slow because of his advanced age.

Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 22:26 PM IST

Puttaparthi (AP): Sathya Sai Baba
continued to be in a critical state and doctors attending on
him on Wednesday said the godman`s reponse to the treatment is slow
because of his advanced age.
"Sathya Sai Baba is responding to the treatment
although the response is slow, which is expected in view that
he is 86 years old," a health bulletin issued by A N Safaya,
director of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical
Sciences here, said this evening.

Though the response of Baba`s kidneys to the treatment
is encouraging, the need of dialysis is felt, it said.

"He still continues to be on ventilator supported
respiration. The response of his kidneys is also encouraging,
yet the need of dialysis is felt and therefore, he is being
given a slow intermittent hemodialysis," it said.

Though he continues to be in a critical condition, the
doctors are hopeful of success of the treatment being given to
the baba.
"The doctors attending upon him are now quite hopeful
about the success of the treatment being given to him. He
continues to be critical," the bulletin said.

Sai Baba was admitted to the super-speciality hospital
on March 28 following problems related to heart and
respiration.

Doctors attending on him said he is suffering from
multi-organ dysfunction.

PTI