Ramdev in ICU, stable

Dehra Dun/Haridwar: Yoga Guru Ramdev was on Friday admitted to intensive care unit in a hospital in Dehra Dun when his health deteriorated on the seventh day of fast and doctors said his condition was “stable” after he was administered glucose.

“Ramdev’s liver functions are slightly derailed but his kidney is functioning normally. He is conscious. He is being kept in a separate room and is being constantly monitored. His BP is 110/78 and pulse rate is 60. He is talking and there is no problem. His health is improving,” Dr S L Jethani, Medical Superintendent of Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant, said.

The 46-year-old yoga exponent was admitted to the ICU immediately after he was brought to the hospital where two teams of doctors examined him, Dehra Dun Senior Superintendent of Police GS Martolia said.

Ramdev was being administered intervenous fluid – glucose and normal saline – following which his condition improved, doctors said.

He was shifted at 4 pm to the Dehra Dun hospital, 25 km from Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, where he had been fasting on issues of curbing corruption and bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks. (PTI)

‘Baba may lose plot of land in Guwahati’

From Our Correspondent

Guwahati: Singing to the tune of his party boses in New Delhi Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said that his government might take back the plot of land allotted to Baba Ramdev for his institution in Guwahati if not being used for proper purpose or left unused.
“He (Ramdev) had once approached me. I remember allotting him a plot of land. However, I do not know whether it was actually allotted or not. If the land was allotted and is not being used for the purpose it was  given, it might be taken back as per the recent decision taken by my government on such land,” Gogoi said.
Gogoi is obviously nurturing a grudge against the Yoga Guru for his dig at Congress on the issue of corruption while organizing yoga camps in various parts of the state before  April Assembly election in Assam. “If somebody practices yoga, it is fine. But he should not indulge politics in the name of yoga,” Gogoi said.
The chief minister minced no word in criticizing both Ramdev and Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare for ‘doing politics’ on the issue of corruption.
“Anna Hazare and Ramdev are not the only ones who are concerned over the issue of corruption. We are equally concerned,” Gogoi said. “It was the Congress government that implemented the Right to Information Act in Assam besides appointing Lokayukta and Vigilance Commissioners” he said.
Anna Hazare’s group can’t be the only representative of the   civil society in the country.They cannot dictate terms to the government.  In fact, nobody—neither the government nor the civil society can dictate terms in a democratic set-up where there have to be debates, discussions and consensus before the Parliament takes a decision on any matter. Decisions can’t be taken on the streets of the country,”  Gogoi said referring to Hazare and his colleagues attempt to dictate the course of drafting of  Jan Lokpal Bill.

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