Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh (May 26, 1945 – August 14, 2012) was born in Latur district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
Deshmukh, 67, was rushed to Global Health City Hospitals, Chennai from Mumbai on Aug 6, 2012. A week after his admission to Global Health City, former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 1.40 pm on Tuesday, 14th August 2012.
After four days of futile efforts to find a suitable cadaver liver to transplant into Vilasrao Deshmukh, doctors were successful on Tuesday — three cadaver organs were offered to the ailing man in the 24 hours preceding his death, but by the time his condition deteriorated.
“There were two livers available in Chennai and one in Maharashtra, but it was too late for him,” said Dr K Ravindranath, The Chairman of Global Hospitals Group. Also several states had offered to procure the organ and airlift it, but the delay in finding one proved deadly for him.
“There is no guarantee that a transplant would have saved him, but that was his best shot,” said Ravindranath. Eventually, his condition started deteriorating and he needed 100 per cent oxygen support — despite which his tissues weren’t getting much air. “There was intense acid build up and finally he had a cardiac arrest and passed away,” said Rela.