Sumalatha, wife of actor-turned-minister M H Ambareesh, on Sunday said her husband was recovering well and requested people not to spread or believe rumours.
Addressing reporters at Vikram Hospital where the Minister for Housing is being treated since Friday evening, Sumalatha said his condition was not critical and he was responding well to treatment. “Ambareesh is being treated by the best of doctors. Our relatives and his fans have all been anxious about his condition, but there is nothing to worry. Please give us some privacy,” she said.
Dr K S Satish, chief pulmonologist at Vikram Hospital, said a team of 10 doctors was treating Ambareesh and he was being monitored round the clock.
“We are taking medical decisions based on his response every one hour. His vitals are all right. The lung infection was due to a change in temperature and he also suffers from sleep apnea due to fat deposition in the neck,” he said. Ambareesh is also said to be responding well to antibiotics, but is being kept under sedation.
Several fans of the actor continued to camp outside the hospital through Saturday night. C Devaraj, member of Akhila Karnataka Ambareesh Abimanigala Sangha, said hundreds of fans from Mandya and Maddur have been coming, and 30 members of the sangha have been camping outside the hospital since Friday. “Religious ceremonies are on at Mandya and Maddur and at the temple next to the hospital to pray for his speedy recovery,” he said.
Sri Krishna Reddy, Minister for Cooperation, Andhra Pradesh, visited the actor.
“Ambareesh is a good friend of mine. He is recovering well and very soon he will be out to help people like he always does,” Reddy said.