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Hazare admitted to hospital for tests

NEWDELHI: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is undergoing a series of tests at a hospital in Gurgaon after being flown in from Pune on Sunday afternoon. The health of the 74-year-old

Published: 30th January 2012 02:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:25 PM   |  A+A-

NEWDELHI: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is undergoing a series of tests at a hospital in Gurgaon after being flown in from Pune on Sunday afternoon.

The health of the 74-year-old is being investigated by R R Kasliwal, director, internal medicine, at Medanta Medicity, where he has been admitted. “He has high blood pressure and is currently undergoing investigation,” he said adding that Hazare was admitted with complaints of breathlessness and blood pressure.

Hazare is suffering from cough, back pain, high blood pressure and has swelling in his legs. “He has come to us with a specific problem and we are treating him for that. As far as we know, he has no heart ailment and his vital organs are all right,” said Kasliwal.

Hazare will remain at the super-speciality hospital for check-up over the next few days. Hazare is then scheduled to depart for Bangalore for naturopathy treatment at the Jindal Naturecare Institute.

The septuagenarian activist was treated for acute bronchitis at a hospital in Mumbai earlier this month after he called off his hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill midway. He was discharged on January 8. Hazare’s poor health has already forced him to call off a ‘jail-bharo’ agitation. He was also unable to embark on a tour of the five poll-bound states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.



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