It is being reported that Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita was admitted into a medical intensive care unit where he is receiving aggressive antibiotic therapy for a systemic infection. The gadol hador is admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim.
It appears the excruciating pain was caused by a systemic infection, which at some point during the day on Sunday, 26 Elul 5773 resulted in a sharp drop in the rav’s blood pressure.
The tzibur is asked to continue being mispallel for מרן רב עובדיה בן ג’ורג’יה
bsoch kol cholei yisrael.
Doctors report on Monday morning 27 Elul that the rav is conscious and alert, and in satisfactory condition. He is scheduled for additional diagnostic testing this morning.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)