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Gitanjali on road to recovery

The condition of former model Geetanjali Nagpal is improving and doctors maintain that no symptoms of drug abuse have been found in her, reports Vidya Krishnan.

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2007 01:25 IST
Vidya Krishnan

The condition of former model Geetanjali Nagpal, who was found on the streets of the Capital last week and who is undergoing psychiatric treatment at a South Delhi hospital, is improving and doctors maintain that no symptoms of drug abuse have been found in her.

“We haven’t found any withdrawal symptoms linked to drug abuse in her. The blood reports also do not indicate anything like that,” said Dr Jitender Nagpal, of the Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (VIMHANS).

Nagpal, who is under the care of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), was admitted to VIMHANS on September 3, with the permission from the metropolitan magistrate at Karkardooma courts. “Her diet and hygiene are being taken care of and she is undergoing psychotherapy. Her condition is much better now, though she still flares up when her family is mentioned,” added the doctor.

Earlier, Nagpal, diagnosed as suffering from fear psychosis, was not talking to people or becoming abusive and irritated. She is calmer now and doctors have started to form a rapport with her. “We are not taking up issues related to her past life . She is stable behaviourally” he added.

She might remain in the hospital for at least two more weeks and the DCW will then decide on where to shift her and her future plans. “Right now, we are not allowing anybody to meet her as there is a court order,” added Dr Nagpal.