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Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain may resume work after hunger strike against L-G Anil Baijal

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain were hospitalised after their condition deteriorated during hunger strike at L-G’s office.

delhi Updated: Jun 19, 2018 11:38 IST
Manish Sisodia,Satyendar Jain,Anil Baijal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Satyendra Kumar Jain and Gopal Rai during a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence, in New Delhi on June 16, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were hospitalised during their hunger strike at Lieutanant Governor Anil Baijal’s office, were discharged on Tuesday.

Jain was admitted to LNJP hospital on Sunday night after his condition had deteriorated. Sisodia was rushed to the hospital on Monday after the ketone level in his urine rose sharply and his sugar level dropped.

Medical Superintendent of the LNJP Hospital J C Passey said, “Both the ministers were discharged around 10 am. Their health parameters, including ketone level in urine are normal now.”

Sisodia said he is “recovering fast” and will try and resume work from today.

“Good Morning!! With Doctor’s care and your blessings, I am recovering fast. Yesterday, my ketone level was 7.4 & BP reached 184/100, which was leading to renal failure. But now everything is under control. If doctors allow I’ll try to be back to work today only,” he tweeted.

On Saturday, a team of doctors had examined Sisodia and Jain. While Jain went on indefinite fast at the L-G’s office last Tuesday, Sisodia had been on a hunger strike since Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is still on a sit-in protest at Baijal’s office along with Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai, tweeted “Eight days of wait to meet Hon’ble LG. Dy CM and UD minister shifted to hospital due to bad health. Hon’ble LG could not find eight minutes in eight days for the people of Delhi.”

Kejriwal, along with his colleagues, have been at Baijal’s office since June 13, demanding a direction to IAS officers to end what the AAP describes a “strike” and approval of the doorstep ration delivery scheme.

First Published: Jun 19, 2018 11:31 IST