Amar Singh needs constant monitoring: AIIMS

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 21:08

New Delhi: The All India Medical Sciences
(AIIMS) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Rajya Sabha MP
Amar Singh, arrested for his alleged role in 2008
cash-for-vote scam and admitted there for treatment of his
renal infection, needs constant medical monitoring.

"He needs to be constantly monitored for renal function,
infections and if he is travelling he should be under the
supervision of nephrologist, a dialysis technician, a nurse
and use ambulance/air ambulance for emergency," said a report
by Additional Professor Doctor Sanjay Gupta of the AIIMS`
Department of Nephrology.

The report was submitted to Justice Ajit Bharihoke who
had earlier sought to be apprised of Amar Singh`s health
condition to decide his bail plea.

"Following discharge, he needs to take medicines and
follow a routine as directed to prevent any transplant kidney
function deterioration," said the report, adding Singh has
been suffering from other ailments including partial artery
disease and respiratory problems besides Urinary Tract
Infection (UTI)", AIIMS medical report said.

Recommending that Singh needs to be kept in a highly
sanitised and hygienic environment, the medical report said
"he should avoid crowded places and unsensitised environment
to prevent getting infected. Unhygienic environment may lead
to repeated infections leading to sepsis. The people around
him should not have any communicable disease."

"The antibiotics need to be continued till the urine
infection subsides and his renal parameters touch its
baseline," the report said adding Singh should take frequent
small proper meals and drink water which is free from

Referring to other test reports, the nephrologist said,
"Singh was investigated for Atheroscerotic Vascular disease
by Doppler US that suggested partially Occluded Peripheral
artery disease."

"For the last four days, he is also having upper
respiratory infection, diarrhoea and UTI," said the report
adding the parliamentarian was "advised on double drug immuno

"Singh`s blood pressure too has increased and he did not
have proper sleep due to situational anxiety," the report
said, adding, however, that his thyroid functions test is
within normal limits.

"The frequency of loose motion recently increased to
20-25 in a day and he was seen by a physician who opined that
in view of his immunosupressed state, reactivation of TB
cannot be excluded and advised him to undergo the relevant
test," the report added.

Meanwhile, Dr D K Sharma, Medical superintendent, AIIMS
said Singh`s condition is stable following a rise in
creatinine level in his body.

"His condition is stable and he needs to be monitored. He
was not taken to to the ICU yesterday. He was there in Room
No 301 for the whole day yesterday. His condition is such that
he needs to be monitored," the doctor said.

The Delhi police also filed a status report in the case
before the court which fixed October 18 as the next date of
hearing the bail plea.

Singh had moved the high court after a city court on
September 28 rejected both his interim and regular bail pleas
saying his role was "major" in the entire episode aimed at
"disgracing" parliamentary democracy.




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First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 20:46

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