Sarabjit sinking, but docs hold out hope

Sarabjit Singh, the Indian on death row in Pakistan, is much closer to death than previously thought and some say he might even be brain dead.
“He is not dead but he is closer to death than life. He is in a very, very critical condition,” an official at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, where Singh is being treated, told this newspaper.
Other sources said the death row prisoner might be already brain dead and his lawyer Awais Sheikh also hinted that may be the case. Doctors at Jinnah Hospital, however, believe Singh can still be brought revived and that he is still “alive” and not “brain dead”.
But Dr Mehmood Shaukat, the head of a four-member medical board supervising Sarabjit Singh’s treatment, confirmed his condition had deteriorated since he was brought to the hospital on Friday. “We are providing him the best medical care but he has shown no signs of improvement yet. We are determined to save his life,” Dr Shaukat said.

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