Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2018

Top Maha IAS officer in ICU after fracturing ribs

Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sunil Porwal has been admitted to a hospital here after he suffered injuries to his ribs and lungs due to a fall in a washroom, doctors attending him said Tuesday.

Maharashtra’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sunil Porwal today has been admitted to a hospital here after he suffered injuries to his ribs and lungs due to a fall in a washroom.

Porwal, 59, is undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bombay Hospital and his condition is stable, Dr Gautam Bhansali, who is treating the senior IAS officer, told PTI.

Porwal was on a visit to Mahabaleshwar hill station in Maharashtra’s Satara district, located around 275 km from here, with his family when slipped and fell in a washroom in the wee hours of Sunday, said another senior doctor, who is part of the team treating the bureaucrat.

“He suffered chest injury in the incident. His family members gave him pain killers to subside the pain. While he was returning to Mumbai, the pain became unbearable and his family contacted us,” the doctor said.

Porwal, a 1983-batch IAS officer, was immediately asked to get an X-Ray done at a hospital in Pune, which is enroute to Mumbai, but the results were “unsatisfactory”, he said.

“We immediately asked him to get admitted here Sunday night. His CT scan showed that three of his ribs were broken.

The multiple rib fracture caused bleeding, which led to blood entering his lungs, a medical condition termed as ‘haemothorax’,” the doctor said.

The blood in his lungs caused Porwal to lose consciousness, he said.

“A tube was then inserted in his lungs and almost a litre of blood was pumped out, after which he regained consciousness. The tube is still inserted and will be removed in one or two days days,” the doctor said.

Though Porwal is in the ICU, he is stable and speaking to people, Bhansali said.

PTI

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