Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal skipped office on Wednesday and underwent numerous tests at a private hospital in Ghaziabad. Hospital sources said he is currently receiving treatment for a respiratory tract infection, which has been troubling him for a while now.
While they have ruled out tuberculosis, doctors said a number of test results were awaited, which will shed more light on what is ailing the chief minister.
Apart from the persistent cough that has been troubling Kejriwal, he is currently suffering from severe chest congestion and high fever, after sleeping in the open on Monday night during his protest in Central Delhi.
Dr N K Soni, head of department of internal medicine, Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad, said the chief minister is receiving treatment at the hospital and is being looked after by a team of three doctors. “We have carried out a few tests, which show a respiratory tract infection. A CT scan of his chest and pulmonary tract results seem to rule out tuberculosis,” he said.