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Hurriyat’s Geelani arrives in capital, undergoes check-up at Medanta

Geelani at Delhi airport on Thursday afternoon. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia) Geelani at Delhi airport on Thursday afternoon. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published on:March 14, 2014 3:26 am

Hurriyat hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani underwent a check-up at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon on Thursday.

Doctors said Geelani (84), who landed here around 3 pm, underwent a “thorough pulmonary check-up”. The reports of the tests are expected on Friday. After the check-up, doctors decided not to admit him.

“He came with an immediate history of chronic respiratory infection, congestion and sudden weight loss. He also has a pacemaker… and has problems with his kidneys,” a doctor said. “Today, we just conducted tests to assess the extent of his lung infection and blood tests to assess the function of various organs like kidneys and liver. We will first try to understand the reasons for his weight loss, only then we will take a decision on the line of treatment,” he said.

Geelani’s flight from Srinagar was delayed by 90 minutes because of poor weather there.

Dr Nayeem Geelani, son of the Hurriyat leader, said they were also in touch with doctors from Apollo hospital, who were monitoring his treatment.

“We are in touch with doctors from Apollo hospital and specialists from Srinagar, besides the Medanta team. Doctors have thankfully told us that his cardiac function is normal, even the pacemaker is working well. His main problem has been the chest infection, which worsened with the weather conditions in the Valley. So, we wanted to take an opinion of specialists from Delhi,” he said.

After the check-up, Geelani went to a relative’s house in Malviya Nagar.

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