Anna hopes to recover early

But attending doctors have raises concern over his increasing chest congestion.

Written by ANI | Pune | Published:January 4, 2012 12:06 pm

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare hopes for speedy recovery even as doctors raise concern over his increasing chest congestion.

Hazare expressed this in a brief conversation with mediapersons in Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Pune.

Hazare said that he is responding well to treatment and would continue to take medicines as per doctors’ advice.

“I was admitted to the hospital on December 31. A team of doctors including Dr. Sanchit,Dr. Parag and Dr. Kawedia has been examining me and it is due to their treatment that I am beginning to feel better and hopeful will be medically fit soon. I will do as they tell me to and will continue to take medicines as per their advice,” said Hazare.

Meanwhile,Dr. Parag Sancheti said that the veteran activist has been coughing incessantly,however his condition is still stable and not deteriorating.

“Since yesterday,Annaji has shown good progress but in the night he has not been able to sleep well because of which he is a little disturbed today,cough has increased a bit,however his vitals are normal,pulse is okay,his temperature is okay but the cough is more and he is a little bit restless and drowsy today. We have asked Dr. Kawedia,our chest physician to evaluate and we will now decide whether any change in antibiotics is required or any further treatment is required,but overall his condition is stable,he is not deteriorating,” said Sancheti.

He also said that Hazare’s discharge might be delayed by two days depending on his response to treatment.

Concern over Anna Hazare’s health have been mounting ever since he went on a three-day fast to press his forum’s demand for a strong and effective Lokpal body at Mumbai recently.

The veteran social activist was forced to cut short his hunger strike after a team of specialists advised him to start eating again on the second day of his fast,citing low blood pressure,weakness and threat to his kidneys.

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