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Chattisgarh ex-CM Ajit Jogi goes into a coma after a cardiac arrest, on ventilator support

On Sunday, Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, who was admitted to a private hospital in Raipur slips into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest, stated a senior doctor attending to him.

The hospital’s medical director Dr Sunil Khemka quoted in a bulletin, “His heart functioning is normal at the moment. The blood pressure has been controlled by drugs. But there was a disruption in oxygen supply to his brain after the respiratory arrest yesterday, that possibly led to wreck to his brain. In medical parlance, it is called hypoxia”.

“As of now, Jogi’s neurological activity is nearly nil. In simple words, we will say he has slipped into a coma. He is on a ventilator. We are making all efforts to enhance his health, but things are worrisome at present”, he added.
The official stated that the leader is being treated by a team of eight specialist doctors who will how Jogi’s body response to medicines in the next 48 hours.

As per Jogi’s family, he fell unconscious at his residence on Saturday morning.
According to a health bulletin released by the hospital on Saturday, Before rushing to the hospital, Jogi was given cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at his domicile by a senior intensivist. “He was admitted at 12.30 pm on Saturday after he collapsed while he was within the garden of his house… his ECG and pulse have returned to normal… But his respiration is still not normal. He is on a ventilator and his condition is critical,” the hospital stated.

Amit, Jogi’s son, noted that the health of his father deteriorated abruptly while he was having breakfast.
Amit urged for prayers and needs for his father’s recovery through social media, “Along with medicines, he now needs the well-wishes and prayers of two .5 crore residents of Chhattisgarh.”
Ajit Jogi is the incumbent MLA from Marwahi constituency and also the founder of the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J).

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