A medical team from JJ hospital has confirmed that actor Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanyata has water in her lungs and is suffering from abdominal tuberculosis.
The Khar police approached the doctors in connection with the investigation regarding a decision on extending the actor's parole by another 30 days. The doctors were called in after a leading private hospital at which Maanyata was being treated continued to dilly dally on revealing her exact medical condition. Dutt, who is serving a sentence for his role in the 1992 Bombay bomb blasts, is already out on parole to to look after his ailing wife.
Accordingly, a three-member team — Dr Rajshri Katke, superintendent of state-run Cama Hospital, Dr Ajay Bhandarwar, professor of surgery at JJ Hospital and Dr Nagsen Ramraje, head of JJ's chest department — visited Dutt's Bandra residence on Wednesday evening.
Their medical report stated that Maanyata is suffering from bilateral infusion or deposition of water in the lungs and that she is suffering from extra pulmonary TB of the abdomen. They opined that the 37-year-old may need hospitalisation or surgery.
JJ hospital dean TP Lahane confirmed the development and said that a three-member expert committee had been set up to thoroughly examine Maanyata Dutt's illnesses, and that it had submitted a report to the Khar police station.
"The medical report will now be forwarded to the divisional commissioner of Pune," said senior police inspector Vikas Sonawane of the Khar police station; the Pune divisional commissioner is the authority to decide on Dutt's parole extension.