Puttaparthi (AP): Devotees of Satya Sai Baba on Wednesday continued their prayers for his speedy recovery. He has been undergoing treatment for lung and kidney-functioning related problems here.

"We pray for his speedy recovery. We believe this is only temporary and baba will give us darshan soon," Ursula, a devotee from Germany said.

This was the refrain of all in the town – from foreigners to local residents - that Satya Sai Baba should get well soon.

"We will be happy and prosperous only if swami is well," said Chennamma, a roadside vendor on the Prashanti Nilayam road.

"It is really unfortunate that this situation prevailed. We pray for his recovery," Dileep Kumar Parida, a devotee from Bhubaneswar said.

"We have come here for the treatment of our relative in the super-speciality hospital. We like this place very much. I only pray that Baba recovers fast so that his good service continues," said Pyara Singh from Amritsar.

The Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, the super-speciality hospital where Sai Baba is also undergoing treatment, offers free treatment to patients.

"We are sure he will get well and give us darshan soon," said Dolly and Rashree, Indian-origin devotees from South Africa.

A steady stream of devotees was witnessed to the Prashanti Nilayam complex where Satya Sai Baba usually gives darshan.

However, the police restrictions continued on the movement of vehicles and gathering of people.

144 of CrPC was imposed as a precautionary measure, a police official explained.

Sai Baba’s condition stable

According to a health bulletin issued by the doctors on Wednesday morning, the condition of Satya Sai Baba was improving though he continued to be on dialysis for kidney functioning and on ventilator for assisting his respiration.

"Sri Satya Sai Baba, who has entered his 10th day of treatment at this hospital, is in a stable state of health as he was on Tuesday. There are signs of improvement in the functioning of his kidneys although he is still on dialysis," a health bulletin issued on Wednesday morning by A N Safaya, Director of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, said.

85-year-old Sai Baba was admitted to the hospital in the pilgrim town of Anantapur on March 28 following problems related to lungs, chest and kidneys.