After Prof. GD Agarwal another Ganga activist on fast rushed to AIIMS

Thirty-six years old Sant Gopaldas has been fasting for the cause for 110 days. He stopped drinking water three days ago.

Published: 13th October 2018 07:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2018 07:11 PM   |  A+A-

NGT had said that innocent people drank and bathed in the Ganga river with reverence, without knowing that it may adversely affect their health. (File | PTI)


RISHIKESH: Two days after Ganga activist GD Agarwal died at AIIMS here, another person fasting for the conservation of the river was rushed to the premier institute early Saturday.

Thirty-six years old Sant Gopaldas has been fasting for the cause for 110 days. He stopped drinking water three days ago. He was brought to AIIMS, Rishikesh, at 3.45 am and admitted to its emergency ward, acting medical superintendent of the institute Brijendra Singh told reporters.

The activist is currently being treated at the endocrinology ward of AIIMS, Rishikesh, he said.

Sant Gopaldas is in a bad shape as he has been fasting for a long time. He also suffers from dehydration, Meenakshi Dhar, who heads the team of doctors attending to him at the institute, said.

His sugar level has come down to 65. Though he has refused to eat anything or undergo medical treatment, he is being given intravenous fluids. The administration has given permission to AIIMS authorities to take any measures they deem fit to save Gopaldas' life including force-feeding.

Sant Gopaldas began his fast against mining in the Ganga riverbed first in Badrinath and had been fasting at Triveni and Bag ghats of the Ganga in Rishikesh since June 24, his follower Arvind Hatwal said at AIIMS.

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