Yoga guru in ICU but no threat to life

Yoga guru in ICU but no threat to life

Prolonged fast has started to affect Babas kidneys and liver; Ramdev to continue fasting

Yoga guru in ICU but no threat to life

Despite the intravenous administering of glucose, which doctors had to do in order to stop his health from sliding into danger, supporters insist that Ramdev had not given up on his fast.

Doctors said the lengthy fast had started to affect Baba’s kidneys and liver, but insisted that there was no threat to his life. The yoga guru was kept in the intensive care unit.
Even as Ramdev was carried on a stretcher, his followers raised anti-Congress slogans and created chaos outside his Patanjali Yogapeeth as they performed hawan in the middle of the road for his speedy recovery, blocking traffic.

The development swiftly brought the focus back on the fasting Ramdev, whose campaign was losing momentum following the police crackdown to disperse his supporters at the Ramlila grounds in Delhi on the wee hours of Sunday.

Though the Centre kept up with negotiations hoping that he would call off his fast, it has largely ignored his demands after the crackdown.

Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, who caught up with the guru at the hospital as against his scheduled meeting at his Ashram, said “His condition is better now. But he has not broken his fast.”

Uttarakhand Chief Minister  Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also insisted that Ramdev was continuing with his fast.

Ramdev was given lemonade on Thursday, but his weight had fallen to six kg in as many days while his pulse and blood pressure were dropping significantly.

The district administration swung into action having received the danger message from the Ashram, with the  district magistrate and other officials evacuating Ramdev to the hospital.

It was yet unclear what the Ramdev’s future course of action would be.

Follower still critical
The condition of 51-year-old Raj Bala, who suffered spinal injuries during the police action against fasting yoga guru Baba Ramdev, has become very critical, doctors said on Friday.
The Gurgaon resident is in the ICU of G B Pant Hospital here. The status report released on Friday by medical superintendent N Shashi Gururaja said “she continues to be on ventilatory support and her condition is very critical”.

According to the doctors, Bala’s heart rate and blood pressure fluctuated after Thursday midnight, but was normalised with medicines.

“The patient had fluctuations in blood pressure and heart rate around 1 am. This was controlled by medicine,” the status report said.

Bala underwent a surgery for her spinal fracture. The doctors said her condition of paralysis remained the same.“Surgery was done, decompression and fixation using plate, screw and cage,” Gururaja said.

He added that her condition was being controlled with increased medical intraventions.
“Her vital parameters are being maintained with increased pharmacological support,” the medical superintendent added.

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