Hazare better but can’t fast for a month
Anna Hazare, who has been admitted to a private hospital in Pune after suffering from a viral infection, is recovering and he should not fast at least for the next one month, doctors attending on him said today. Crucial meeting put off | Modi wishes speedy recovery for Hazare | Anna's message from hospitalUpdated: Jan 02, 2012 00:52 IST
Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare, suffering from a severe chest congestion, began recovering on Sunday though doctors advised him not to fast for one month due to his falling immunity.
“Hazare has been advised seven days’ rest in hospital even as his condition has improved slightly. He had breakfast today (Sunday). He should not fast at any cost for another month,” said Dr Parag Sancheti, who is attending on the social activist.
Hazare, 74, who was shifted from his hometown Ralegan Siddhi to a hospital in Pune on Saturday, underwent some tests, one of which showed he had symptoms of bronchitis.
Hazare appealed to his followers not to worry about his health and that he would be alright soon.
He had started his hunger strike in Mumbai on December 27 with cough, cold and viral fever. Even during the fast, which was initially scheduled for three days, his doctors advised Hazare to end it as early as possible.
He ended his fast on the second day and returned to Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday with a cough and fever.
Due to his ill health, Team Anna’s crucial core committee meeting slated for Monday and Tuesday in Ralegan Siddhi had to be postponed.
First Published: Jan 01, 2012 11:01 IST