SP leader Azam Khan being observed by critical care unit, still on oxygen support: Lucknow hospital

Under treatment for Covid-19 at Lucknow’s Medanta Hospital, jailed Samajwadi leader Azam Khan continues to be in the ICU, with his oxygen levels dropping, doctors confirmed on Tuesday.

Days after being admitted to the Medanta hospital in Lucknow for Covid-19 treatment, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan continues to remain on high oxygen support. Azam Khan is under the supervision of the critical care unit.

The Rampur MP and his son Abdullah Khan were confirmed to be Covid-19 positive on April 30 and they were shifted to the private hospital from the Sitapur jail on May 9.

On Monday evening, Medanta in its health bulletin said that the 72-year-old SP leader’s oxygen requirement shot up during the day to 8-10 litres per minute. “Thereafter which the critical care team of the Medanta Hospital, Lucknow, shifted him to the Covid ICU,” Rakesh Kapoor, Medanta’s medical director told India Today TV.

“He is under intense treatment of the doctors there. His condition is satisfactory but is taking 8-10 litres of oxygen,” he added.

Azam Khan, along with his son and wife Tazeen Fatma, has been in jail since February last year in connection with various cases of land grabbing, encroachment and others.

The Allahabad High Court had in December granted bail to Tazeen Fatma in all 34 cases registered against her.

Source: India Today

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