Kanchi Kamakoti pointiff Jayendra Saraswati hospitalised in Vijayawada after falling unconscious

Kanchi Kamakoti pontiff Jayendra Saraswati has been hospitalised after he reportedly fell unconsciousness.

Published: 30th August 2016 01:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2016 01:39 PM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Kanchi Kamakoti pontiff Jayendra Saraswati has been hospitalised after he reportedly fell unconsciousness while performing a puja in Vijayawada on Tuesday. He has been admitted at Andhra Hospital and has been placed under the medical observation in the intensive care unit.

Hospital sources said that the pontiff was observing Chaturmaasa Deeksha and was bathing in River Krishna everyday followed by day-long fasting and performing puja before consuming any food in the evening. As a result, his blood sugar levels and sodium levels have come down heavily following which he fell unconscious. The doctors said that such fasting had bad effect on the health condition of Jayendra Saraswati at this elderly age. It is learnt that he has been kept on ventilator.

Though the doctors insisted that there was no life threat to the spiritual personality, they have invited some doctors from Chennai to provide better treatment. "The doctors in Chennai treat him regularly and hence, we thought they could easily judge his condition and provide better medical care," a doctor told Express.

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