DK Shivakumar admitted to a Bengaluru private hospital

 Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar (PTI Photo)

Former minister and Congress leader, D K Shivakumar has been admitted to Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram for multiple health conditions and is undergoing tests for dengue and chikungunya. 

He was rushed to the hospital late in the evening on Friday with tiredness and symptoms of fever. According to doctors, he came to them with a history of uncontrolled blood pressure and was given medication immediately to stabilize the same. 

Speaking to DH, Dr Shankar V, general physician and his treating doctor from Apollo Hospital said that he has been admitted for further tests. 

"Ideally the platelets count must be 1.5 Lakh. He has just around 88,000. He also has swollen ankles. He has mild fever and body ache as well," said Dr Shankar adding that Shivakumar told doctors that there was a lot of mosquitoes in Tihar Jail. 

Doctors have now advised him to undergo multiple tests including a test for dengue and Chikungunya. He is also being tested for viral arthralgia. "He is a diabetic but his sugar levels are under control," said the doctor. 

Meanwhile, it was also noted that his potassium levels which were to be around 3.5 is just 3 which the doctors believe, could be a cause for weakness besides Vitamin B12 deficiency. Shivakumar also has a bad lumbar disk problem according to doctors which has remained untreated. 

Currently he is being given fluids and will undergo an MRI on Saturday according to doctors treating him. 

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