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Chandra Shekhar critically ill

New Delhi, May 3
Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, who is under cancer medication at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, here, is reported to be in a critical condition.

The 80-year-old Lok Sabha MP and president of the Samjawadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) had been in the hospital for almost a month for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, hospital sources said.

They said Shekhar had been coming for the treatment since three years.

IANS adds: “He has been in our hospital for almost a month and his condition is very critical. We are trying our best but everything depends on god,” the source told IANS.

Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell, an important part of the immune system that produces antibodies to help fight infection and disease.

Five doctors from Apollo and an expert from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have been treating Chandra Shekhar, who was prime minister in 1990-91.

Besides, a specialist from the US came here to oversee his treatment. 

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