LATEST NEWS: Not long after my blog (below) was posted, my main contention about the inability of the doctors to recognise the import of Sai Baba’s 16 days in hospital with multiple organ failures continuing was confirmed by the latest announcement ‘Docs fret over Baba’s sluggish recovery’ (see Deccan Herald:- http://www.deccanherald.com/content/153058/docs-fret-over-babas-sluggish.html). The patient’s condition remains critical – he cannot eat and is on heavy medication to maintain his vital parameters, so now the sluggish pace of improvement is admitted as worrying the doctors, including Dr. Safaya as “not satisfactory”.
The cohorts of massed doctors neglect their usual patients… the amount of time, energy and money that is being lavished by so incredibly many doctors – from India and abroad – is an affront to the majority of the populace most of which cannot afford one-thousandth of the treatment value Sathya Sai Baba is getting. See the following, and my comment afterwards:-
Comprehensive Update on Swami’s Health – By Dr. A. N. Safaya. This was recorded at the Super Specialty Hospital on April 5, 2011 at 14:00 (IST) by the Radio Sai team
A team of senior and reputed doctors from this Hospital is working on Him. It consists of 1) Dr. P. K. Dash 2) Dr. R. Iye 3) Dr. Neelam Desai They are assisted by Dr. Prakash Nair, Dr. Shinde and Dr. Rita. Dr. Krishna Das and his team consisting of Dr. Rajan Anand, Dr. Patnaik and Dr. Ranga are doing a wonderful round the clock job of watching over the conditions of Swami in the intensive care unit. The other doctor involved is Dr. K. S. R. K. Prasad from the Department of Ophthalmology.
Besides this, a large of number of about 14 to 15 doctors from outside have been consulted, who have been either flown-in or have come by car to this place. I would like to particularly mention the following: 1) Dr. P. Venugopal, the former Director of AIIMS, New Delhi and a famous cardio-thorasic surgeon of the country 2) Dr. Ashok Seth, a famous cardiologist of the country from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi 3) Dr. Sandeep Dewan also from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, who is very well known intensive care specialist 4) Dr. Amit Verma again from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi 5) Dr. Subash Chandra from the Department of Cardiology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore 6) Dr. Uday Muthani, Nephrologist in the Parkinsons Foundation, Bangalore 7) Dr. Ravi Mehta, Intensivist of the Fortis Hospital, Bangalore 8) Dr. Arun, Nephrologist, Vaidehi Institute of Higher Medical Sciences & Mallya Hospital, Bangalore 9) Dr. Kishore Babu, Nephrologist of Vaidehi Institute of Higher Medical Sciences & Mallya Hospital, Bangalore 10) Dr. Mudgil, Gastroenterologist from UK 11) Dr. Narendra Reddy, Endocrinologist from California, US. Deccan Herald, 10 April: Senior gastroenterologist Nageshwar Reddy flew in spesially from Hyderbad to treat the jaundice adding that they still had hopes of recovery.”
This is the panel of doctors from outside who are being consulted by our native doctors team who are working round the clock – every minute and every second – for the love of Swami. At this point I should mention that we are grateful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for sending a team of doctors – four specialists headed by the Director of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, to look into the treatment of Swami and suggest any improvements which they think could be incorporated in the overall treatment. (from http://www.saibabamauritius.org/content/comprehensive-update-swamis-health).
Hope of recovery maybe ‘lives eternally’, but no human body does. One can virtually hear the countless Sai Ram’s and Om Sai’s these devotee doctors exchange before every other observation they make during “every minute and second” of the many days they work for ‘the love of Swami’. The rose-tinted outlook marks every pronouncement, also for the sake of the devotees are showing through deluded comments that they believe Swami cannot die before the various (and conflicting) dates he has given. There is a cult of denial about almost everything concerning Sai Baba in reality, especially his old age mental, moral and physical degeneration pending his actual death. This has evidently affected the reports given out by the doctor teams and surely also the actual judgements of the devoted doctors time and again, with their belated discoveries of one organ ailment after another… and all after 6 months of reported malnutrition and general illnesses about which nothing was done as far as the public can discover. I pointed out his condition at his birthday celebrations in November 2010, which was visible to all who watched the videos of his wooden unresponsiveness and depressed face, but the believers could not believe their eyes’ evidence due to their denial and powerful group press and personal self-indoctrination. One cannot imagine a neutral and full professional examination of Sathya Sai Baba by his doctors… if they were to suspect HIV infection or AIDS, for example, would they even dare to broach the subject (in view of the massive testimony of his sexual abuses which they all are bound to deny, also in their self-interest)? The many sex abuse testimonies and related discussions are all covered at Sai Baba sexual abuse allegations (ARE YOU IN HEAD-IN-SAND DENIAL OF DOCUMENTATION?) What about ‘The Secret Swami’ & U.S. State Department Warning against Sai Baba or Isaac Tigrett’s belief in the sex abuses?
So with expense no object, extra doctors were flown in from here and there by plane and helicopter, thousands of man-hours of work (which has shown no results comparable to the cost) and massive outlays in employing 5000 extra security police to protect the hospital, its staff and its environs. All this is tax exempt and all imports are duty-free, so a further burden is offloaded onto the public. These are the facts about a massive self-publiciser of his supposed ‘selfless’ help to the poor and needy, which the huge majority of the Indian press is afraid to confront with the known, documented, negative facts because of the influence over it through money and corrupt politicians’ power that Sai Baba’s mini-empire’s various tentacles have generated.
As devotees themselves know and are increasingly complaining, those with a chance of becoming super-rich and powerful, a relative, ashram head and Andhra politicians are gathering like vultures over the place for what they must actually think is a likely meal soonish! The entire set of events is part of a gravy train with the greatest publicity machine in India soaking up donations to be used on many Sai Baba promotions, museums, temples and any number of white elephant projects (mandirs built up and torn down within a few years, like the Sai Ramesh Hall, Brindavan, and the almost deserted jumbo-jet capacity airport which no buyer will touch). Then there are the handouts to those who need nothing, like 5 spanking new Japanese cars to fat-cat VIPs within Sai Baba’s circle and many other reported bribes, not least in connection with the massive and extensive cover-up to the highest levels in government and the judiciary of the 1993 police executions within Sai Baba’s bedroom apartment on the orders of his own brother and other members of the ashram and Central Trust. Some devotees – especially fanatical attackers of all critics – claim while knowing better that what I state in the above is not documented. This is disproven by following the links given in the above and as follows;-
The various murders issues are fully covered at the following page:- Source materials on the Prashanthi Nilayam police executions in 1993 in Sathya Sai Baba’s apartment DARE FOLLOWERS EVEN LOOK?
See The large international media coverage critical of Sathya Sai Baba Those deprived of real information for years in India of what the world thinks, take note!