Puttaparthi: The popular spiritual figure, Satya Sai Baba’s condition on Thursday remained critical but stable. His clinical parameters like blood pressure, respiratory rate, biochemistry of the blood and blood gas saturation values are near normal. Even the doctors attending on him expressed satisfaction with his response to the treatment.

AN Safaya, Director of Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, said "The guru continues to be stable and his health on the whole is in the same condition as it was yesterday evening”.

"He continues to be on ventilator to assist his lungs and to allow the secretions to be sucked out. The dialysis process has been further reduced. The level of consciousness continues to show improvement," he said.

85-year-old Satya Sai Baba was admitted to the super-speciality hospital on March 28 following heart and kidney-related problems.