Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday admitted to a naturopathy institute on the city outskirts for a 10-day treatment of his persistent chronic cough problem and other ailments.
The AAP leader, who landed at the airport around noon accompanied by his parents, drove straight to Jindal Nature Cure Institute on Tumkuru Road on city outskirts.
Kejriwal would undergo naturopathy regimen that would include detoxification therapy for his cough and different types of "drainage treatments", a senior doctor said.
"He will undergo detoxification therapy, especially for his cough - different types of drainage treatments have to be given," Dr Babina Nandakumar, Chief Medical Officer at the Institute told reporters.
She said to control his disease once he gets back home, doctors will put him on a routine so that he gets used to it.
"Once he is here for ten days, we will put him on a routine, so he gets used to this routine ... So whatever he learns here, he should try to inculcate (it) after getting back home if he really wants to control his disease," the CMO said.
Nandakumar said Kejriwal needs to be examined in order to know his ailment. "We have to examine him completely, and then whatever investigations have to be done that also has to be done. Only then, can I come to a conclusion what is he actually suffering from," she said.
"Last time when he came, he did not have any chronic cough problem. He had come for diabetes," she added.
About the treatment, Babina said, "Naturopathy is a drugless form of medicine where it does not apply any kind of medicine. We believe that naturopathy is that accumulation of toxins is the root cause of the diseases."
"So, once a patient comes over here, we detoxify the system. Once the toxins are eliminated from their system, the whole organs get rejuvenated and function in an efficient way," she added.
Kejriwal was at the same Institute in 2012 spending 10 days for treatment of diabetes, along with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare with complaints of high blood pressure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also asked Kejriwal to consult a yoga therapist at a well known institute in Bengaluru for his persistent cough during the Delhi Police's 'At Home' function in New Delhi a couple of weeks ago.
Facing internal turmoil in AAP, Kejriwal had yesterday skipped a meeting at Delhi where members of the party national executive voted to remove founder members, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, from the Political Affairs Committee, the party's key decision making body.