Chennai, Aug 7: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh wants to donate a part of his liver to his ailing father Vilasrao Deshmukh who is currently under treatment in Global Hospital in Chennai.
Following the actor's proposal, the doctors began examining whether tissues of the father and son match or not. According to transplant rules, the doctors can conduct liver transplantation on Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh only after an authorised committee headed by the Tamil Nadu director of medical education gives permission.
A doctor in Global Hospital has been quoted as saying, "We have not ruled out a cadaver transplant either. We will put him on the wait-list. But that is only after he stabilises."
The 67-year-old former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Union Heavy Industries Minister was taken to the Chennai hospital by a special flight from Mumbai on Monday, Aug 6.
His health condition deteriorated and doctors on Tuesday said, "Deshmukh is on life support. His condition is critical as he is suffering from a serious liver ailment and multiple organ failure."
Earlier, a doctor in Mumbai was quoted as saying, "At Breach Candy (Mumbai hospital where Deshmukh was earlier admitted), he was on dialysis for three days. There was no improvement in his condition and ultimately he was put on life support system."
"Our information is that Deshmukh had gone abroad for check-up on two to three occasions and there had been a marked improvement in his condition," added the doctor.