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Ramdev taken to hospital, fast over

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is sitting on an indefinite fast against corruption and black money, was on Friday taken to the hospital by district administration after his health status worsened on the seventh day of the fast. Sri Sri to persuade Baba to give up fast | Women hurt in Ramlila crackdown critical

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 19:23 IST

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is sitting on an indefinite fast against corruption and black money, was on Friday taken to a Dehradun hospital by district administration after his health status worsened on the seventh day of the fast.

The baba did not resist authorities from taking him to the hospital. The district magistrate of Haridwar said that he agreed to the suggestion of being shifted to the hospital. Thus technically speaking his fast gets over due to medical reasons.

Earlier today, doctors said that his health parameters was "worrisome" and suggested immediate hospitalisation for yoga the guru.

"His blood pressure is 104/70 which is low and pulse rate is 58 per minute which is also low. If his pulse rate and BP
continue to go down, it may put some pressure on his heart. We found that his health is going down. It is worrisome," Chief Medical Officer Yogesh Chandra Sharma said after conducting medical examination of Ramdev whose fast entered seventh day.

The CMO said there are 183 people in Patanjali ashram who are sitting on fast with the 46-year-old yoga guru. "We have recommended him immediate hospitalisation. He should be admitted on priority basis. I have sent my report to
the District Magistrate and response is awaited," Sharma said.

The CMO said he found that Ramdev was suffering from dehydration and that he has been advised to break his fast
which has been rejected by the yoga exponent.

"There is not much improvement in his health after he started taking lemonade. We have advised him to take glucose
which he has denied... He needs to be medically examined and taken to hospital. (His associate) Balakrishna's health is
satisfactory," Sharma said.

First Published: Jun 10, 2011 12:37 IST

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