After stabbing, BRS MP Prabhakar Reddy in critical care, has to be in hospital for at least 10 days, says medical bulletin

Prabhakar Reddy underwent emergency surgery and is recuperating in post-operative surgical critical care unit, doctors said.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Oct 31, 2023 | 12:27 PMUpdatedOct 31, 2023 | 2:36 PM


BRS Medak MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy is under surgical critical care at Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, after the doctors performed surgery on the knife wounds sustained in an attack on him while on the Assembly election campaign trail at Surampalli in Daulatabad mandal in erstwhile Medak district on Monday, 30 October.

According to the medical bulletin issued by the hospital, a multi-disciplinary team of surgical gastro-enterology, critical care and allied services, is attending to him.

As soon as the knife attack took place, Prabhakar Reddy was first taken to Gajwel Hospital from where he was shifted to Yashoda hospital in Secunderabad in an ambulance.

After he reached the hospital at about 3 pm, the doctors evaluated his condition and stabilised it in the emergency department and emergency CT was done. The examination revealed a perforated bowel and hence he was taken for emergency exploratory laparotomy immediately.

Initially, laparoscopic approach was tried intra-operatively, but it showed evidence of bowel perforation at four places (two intestinal loops through-in-through extending to surrounding mesentery), the bulletin said.

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Timely hospitalisation helped

In view of the potential for peritonitis, the surgical approach was converted to open laparotomy as per guidelines, and 10 CMS bowel resection was done and end-to-end intestinal anastomosis was performed successfully.

The bulletin said that the patient tolerated the procedure well and is recuperating in post-operative surgical critical care unit and is being managed by multi-disciplinary team.

He has to be under the post operative course of a week to 10 days, it added.

The doctors said that had there been a delay in shifting Prabhakar Reddy to Yashoda Hospitals, he could have developed bowel ischemia, peritonitis, and other complications which would likely have become life-threatening.

The doctors said that they would be monitoring the patient closely in intensive care unit.

Latest health bulletin

Health bulletin from Yashoda Hospital on 31 October. (Supplied)

Health bulletin from Yashoda Hospital on 31 October. (Supplied)

In the latest update on Reddy’s condition from Yashoda Hospital on Tuesday, it stated that, post-surgery, the patient has been moved to the Surgical Critical Care Unit where he is being monitored by a multidisciplinary team, comprising of surgical gastroenterologists, intensivists, and others.

“He is on broad spectrum antibiotics, IV fluids, pain medications, and other supportive measures. Patient is conscious, verbalising, and recuperating from the major surgery,” it stated.

The hospital added that Reddy would need to be in the critical care unit for the next 24-48 hours, after which he would be shifted to a room.

It further stated that the patient will also be on nil-by-mouth (not allowed to have any form of food, drink or medications by mouth), as per surgical team’s advice, except for sips of water till tomorrow, when reassessment will be done and gradual introduction of liquid to oral diet will be made.

“Patient is hemodynamically stable with normal labs and no fever as on date, without any significant pain, other than at the surgical site,” said the hospital, adding that it would provide the next update on 1 November.