Ganga Maya critical but stable: Bir Hospital

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The Bir Hospital said today that self-starving Ganga Maya Adhikari is in a critical but stable condition, and is receiving appropriate treatment at the intensive care unit.

According to the director of Bir Hospital, Dr. Swayam Prakash Pandit, Ganga Maya is cachectic, which means that she has lost body weight, vitality and strength of body and mind, and has witnessed general debility.

Currently, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is being administered to her from femoral venous line, he informed.

Her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari died at the hospital yesterday while on the hunger strike.

He had suffered a massive cardiac arrest, Dr. Pandit said.

The Adhikari couple had started the fast-unto-death on October 23 last year, seeking justice for the murder of their teenage son by the Maoist rebels in 2004.

According to the director of Bir Hospital, Dr. Swayam Prakash Pandit, Ganga Maya is cachectic, with reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind, and TPN is being administered to her.

Issuing a statement, Dr. Pandit said that the medical staff at the hospital have been continuously providing treatment to her, and further urged the government, rights activists, and concerned people and organisations to do the needful to save her life.

Source: THT