Maudany shifted to Manipal Hospital; govt to foot bill

Following the November 18 order of the Supreme Court, Abdul Nasser Maudany, the founder of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was shifted to Manipal Hospital here on Tuesday. 

Maudany, who is on trial for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts, has been moved to Manipal Hospital from the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara. He will be treated for diabetes, eye problems and spondylitis. The State government will bear the medical expenses. 

Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Director, Nephrology Department of Manipal Hospital, said that Maudany was doing well and cheerful.

He further said that security would be tightened in and around the hospital and at least six policemen would be on guard all the time. But security was primarily the government’s responsibility, he added. 

Ballal explained that Maudany had had a medical history of diabetes-related problems. “We have set up a multidisciplinary panel of specialists to evaluate him and will offer him appropriate therapy based on the evaluation. He has a history of diabetes, hypertension, spondylitis and other diabetes-related medical problems. But he is stable at present,” Dr Ballal added. 

An initial round of treatment has revealed that Maudany has more of chronic ailments than any significantly acute problem. “After a thorough round of check-up, a substantiated report can be given. We have spoken to him and he is conscious,” he explained. Ever since he was arrested in 2010, Maudany has kept pleading that he be hospitalised as he suffered from various ailments. DH News Service

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