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Anna Hazare in hospital for lack of blood supply to brain

PTI
Published : Feb 15, 2019, 2:52 am IST
Updated : Feb 15, 2019, 2:52 am IST

He has been suffering from nuerological problems for the past two days.

Anna Hazare
 Anna Hazare

Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare was admitted to a hospital on Thursday after complaining of weakness due to lack of blood supply to his brain, doctors said.

Mr Hazare, 81, last week broke his week-long fast over his demand for appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs. “Anna is suffering from weakness and other health issues due to lack of blood supply to his brain,” Dr Bapu Kandekar, who examined the activist, said.

 

The anti-corruption crusader, who lives in Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district, complained of some health problems and was brought here in the morning, his aide said. He underwent an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan at a diagnostics centre.

He was later admitted to a private hospital here as suggested by doctors, Mr Hazare’s aide Shyam Asawa said.

Mr Hazare has been suffering from neurological problems for the last two days, Asawa said. The anti-corruption crusader had begun his fast on

January 30 and called it off on February 5 after a marathon meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and two Union ministers at his village. He lost almost five kilogrammes during the agitation.

 

The activist has sought appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states where such statutory anti-corruption watchdogs do not exist, and resolution of farmers issues.  

The octogenarian has also been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations on ways to address agrarian distress, besides electoral reforms.

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