Delhi air made Arvind Kejriwal ill, says Bangalore doctor

Doctors found that a stressful lifestyle and the living conditions in Delhi were responsible for his ill health.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty , Pritha Chatterjee | Bangalore | Updated: April 1, 2015 6:41 pm
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The high pollution level in Delhi is one of the reasons why Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was forced to go for a detoxification programme at the Jindal Institute of Naturecure in Bangalore last month, doctors who treated him told The Indian Express.


“The high level of pollution from vehicles, dust, smoke and factories, especially during the election campaign when he was travelling around the city, might have caused accumulation of toxins in his body and that required immediate attention,” chief medical officer at the institute Dr Babina Nandakumar said.

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Kejriwal was at the institute from March 6-16. Though he was primarily diagnosed with high blood sugar level and a chronic cough, doctors also found that a stressful lifestyle and the living conditions in Delhi were responsible for his ill health.


Kejriwal underwent a gamut of treatment regimes, including naturopathy and yoga therapy, at the institute, which also made sure he got a healthy diet and clean air.

Doctors said Kejriwal’s blood sugar dropped from 300 mg/dl to a more stable 180 mg/dl after his treatment. His immunity levels improved and the cough reduced by 75 per cent, they added.

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    Ram Rahim
    Apr 1, 2015 at 7:07 am
    Now he will make Delhi Ill. Full revenge AK47.
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    madan gupta
    Apr 1, 2015 at 7:17 am
    aS LONG AS kEJRIWAL IS THERE dELHI CANNOT IMPROVE. hE IS BUSY firing his innocent opponents to continue as a dictator. He got the CM post by cake walk. KO GHEE NAHEN JAZAM HOTA. He should have been an Indian sweeper cleaning traditional indian toilets.
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    Subramanian Venkatraman
    Apr 1, 2015 at 8:23 am
    QUIT DELHI KEJRIWAL, IN YOUR OWN INTEREST! Kejriwal should listen to doctors and quit Delhi. Hope he will not blame it on BJP that BJP is polluting Delhi wantonly to get him out of it because BJP had failed in every other way!
  4. R
    Apr 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm
    Centre has been diluting all environment protection norms, and giving speedy environmental clearances to polluting industries including coal based plants and for coal mining, permitting razing of forests. They are more concerned with making things easy for business than protecting environment. We have absolutely no focus on environmental protection, thinking we are good as there is no measurement. It took international bodies to point out Delhi as the most polluted city in the world. Similarly the highly polluted Ganga to the point of toxicity is considered pure with millions bathing in it.