Jagan refuses treatment; put on IV fluids

31 Aug, 2013 17:29 IST|Sakshi
Jagan refuses treatment; put on IV fluids

Doctors at a hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday forcibly administered intravenous fluids to YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who was on indefinite fast for seven days to oppose bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh without justice to all regions.

On the direction from Chanchalguda Jail officials, doctors at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) forcibly gave intravenous (IV) fluids to Jagan as his condition was deteriorating, a hospital official said.
Jagan was shifted late Friday night to NIMS for better treatment but he had refused to end the fast. Jagan's wife Bharati was by his side when doctors administered IV fluids to him. She reached hospital after the CBI court permitted her to stay with him daily from 8 am to 4 pm.
A team of eight doctors is monitoring the condition of the young leader, who may have to remain in hospital for two to three days. As the sugar and blood pressure levels had considerably come down and ketone bodies in urine were high, doctors had advised him to agree to take intravenous fluids. The doctors had warned that his condition may further deteriorate if he continued his fast.
On Friday night, Jagan's mother YS Vijayamma, wife Bharati and brother-in-law Anil Kumar were not allowed to meet him. They left the hospital after seeing him from a distance.
Jagan was only drinking water since he began his fast in Chanchalguda Central Jail on Sunday. He was shifted to Osmania Hospital on Thursday night.
Vijayamma, who is also honorary president of the party, and other party leaders had on Friday appealed to him to call off the hunger strike.

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