Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been on indefinite hunger strike for the last one week, has been hospitalised after his health deteriorated, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Sunday night. The health minister was taken to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital, officials said.
"Our team of 3 specialists- cardiologist, diabetologist and nephrologist, was checking them (ministers on strike) morning and evening. Satyendra Jain was stable in the afternoon but his ketone level was high. In the evening, he complained of a headache, nausea and breathing problems," ANI quoted Dr JS Passey, LNJP hospital, as saying.
In a tweet, Jain had shared a summary of his health report, which said that the ketone level in his urine was increasing and the minister was losing weight rapidly.
"My reports. Ketones are increasing and blood sugar is constantly low. Lost 3.7 kg wt in 4 days. We will continue fighting for ppl of Delhi (sic)," he had tweeted.
Dr Passey said that while Jain's blood pressure came back to normal and his condition was stable, Manish Sisodia's ketone level went high.
"His blood pressure is normal now. He is having some breathing issues, but stable. Deputy CM's ketone level is also high. Delhi CM is fine, he isn't on a hunger strike," Dr Passey said.
Jain, along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai were sitting on a dharna inside Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office since last Monday. He was on hunger strike since Tuesday.
Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues were camping inside Baijal's office waiting room, demanding that he ask the Delhi IAS officials to end their "illegal strike" and approve a doorstep ration delivery scheme.