Doctor says former Indonesian dictator in 'very critical' condition

January 27, 2008 05:48

The health of former Indonesian dictator Suharto took a sudden downturn Sunday and was in very critical condition, his doctors said. Suharto, 86, was admitted to a hospital on January 4 and has been in intensive care with lung, heart and kidney failure. Over the past week his physicians began speaking of a recovery. "This morning his condition is very critical," said Dr. Marjo Subiandono, head of the presidential medical team. After breathing on his own, he was fully dependent on a ventilator and had very low blood pressure. "This is the lowest point ever," Subiandono said. He also slipped into unconsciousness for the first time in more than three weeks, doctors said.

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