At present he is very critical and is on life support system under constant monitoring by a team of neurosurgeons. "Examination at the hospital showed him to be in coma, with signs of 'raised intracranial tension and a haematoma scalp'. Urgent CT scan of the head showed 'an acute subdural haematoma with mass effect, a midline shift and contusion of the brain substance'. A lifesaving 'decompressive hemicraniectomy' was done," the Ministry said.
The 76-year-old former Defence Minister was admitted to the hospital in a highly critical condition around 0100 hours today with injury to his head after his family members brought him to the hospital after finding him lying on the floor of the house in an unconscious state, the Ministry said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at Army Research and Referral Hospital
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to the family of former Union Minister this morning.
The PM spoke to the family of former Union Minister Shri Jaswant Singh this morning. He prays for Shri Singh's speedy recovery.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 8, 2014
Senior BJP leader L K Advani visited the hospital to inquire about Jaswant Singh’s welfare
Singh is considered very close to party patriarch LK Advani and has worked closely with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Jaswant Singh, who fought as an Independent candidate from Barmer constituency of Rajasthan, lost the seat by a big margin of over 87,000 votes against BJP's Colonel Sonaram.