BENGALURU & TUMAKURU:Shivakumara Swami, 110, chief pontiff of Siddaganga Mutt, was admitted to BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Kengeri around 9.30 am on Thursday.Initial diagnosis showed that he had problems with the kidneys and pancreas, infections in the lungs, gall bladder, and liver, along with an obstruction in the liver tube.
He was also found to be suffering from jaundice, which had worsened in the past 24 hours.Dr Ravindra B S (Chief of Medical Gastroenterology) and his team stabilised the pontiff, and further diagnostic tests were conducted to completely assess the situation.
After assessment from doctors of various specialties, the team decided to do a stenting procedure to clear the blockage in the liver tube, placing stents in addition to the stents that were placed when he was admitted in the hospital in May.The pontiff withstood the procedure well, and was shifted to the ward thereafter. His medical status is being constantly observed, said a statement from the hospital.
While the pontiff is insisting on being discharged, the medical team will make a decision on his discharge when they consider him medically fit to do so, added the statement.The Mutt’s administrative officer Vishwanathaiah said the pontiff performed his morning ‘pooja’ before leaving for the hospital.