Raju Srivastava stays on ventilator, daughter says doctors still treating him

NEW DELHI: Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava, who has been in the intensive care unit of AIIMS for the past nine days following a heart attack, continues to be on ventilator and his condition is still critical.

Srivastava was admitted to AIIMS after he suffered a heart attack on August 10. The 58-year-old stand-up comedian underwent an angioplasty the same day. He has suffered brain damage and is on life support.

A senior doctor at AIIMS said the 58-year-old is still unconscious. “We cannot say anything about the chances of recovery at present,” he added.

As worries mounted over the state of his health and some speculated that he was brain dead, his daughter Antara told PTI that “doctors are still treating him”. She said she would not be able to comment further. Srivastava, a stand-up comedian who joined BJP in 2014, was trending on Twitter on Thursday with many posts speculating about his health.

Last week, Raju Srivastava’s family released a statement on his official Instagram page, saying his condition was “stable” and requested “ignore any rumour/fake news being circulated”.

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