Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain shifted to hospital

By: | Updated: June 18, 2018 1:47 AM

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was on an indefinite hunger since Tuesday.

Jain being taken to the hospital (ANI)

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was on an indefinite hunger since Tuesday, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital here late on Sunday night, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. In a tweet, he said Jain was shifted to the hospital due to “deteriorating health”.

Jain was camping in the Raj Niwas along with Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet collegue Gopal Rai since Monday evening and had begun his fast on Tuesday. He was on a sit-in strike at Raj Niwas, the official residence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, since June 11.

Kejriwal confirmed that his colleague has been hospitalised even as the tug-of-war between the AAP government and the LG refused to die down on the seventh day today. “Satyender Jain shifted to hospital due to his deteriorating health (sic),” he tweeted.

His health summary this morning showed that his sugar level was 64 units (mg/dL) and ketone level in urine was “large”. The blood pressure level was 96/68 and he weighed 78.5 kg, sources said. Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, Jain and Gopal Rai, have stayed put at the L-G office demanding that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal direct IAS officers to end what the AAP described as their “strike” and approve the doorstep ration delivery scheme.

Jain had gone on strike on Tuesday, and his sugar level had further dipped yesterday, even as he asserted that the AAP government will continue to fight for people of the city. In a tweet, the minister had shared a copy of his health summary, which said, the ketone level in urine had increased to a “large amount”.

“My reports. Ketones are increasing and blood sugar is constantly low. Lost 3.7 kg wt in 4 days. We will continue fighting for ppl of Delhi (sic),” he had tweeted.

Yesterday, a team of medical specialists had examined Jain and Sisodia, who is also on indefinite fast at the LG office since Wednesday.
According to the health summary, Jain’s weight on June 12 was 82.7 kg while he weighed 79 kg on June 16. Yesterday, the sugar level had dipped again to 40 units. His blood pressure reading was 110/70.

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