Suresh Kalmadi discharged from AIIMS

Last Updated: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 22:27

New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games
Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was discharged this
evening from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where
he underwent several tests for memory-related disorder
dementia besides a number of tests of his vital parameters.

Lodged in Tihar jail for nearly three months in
connection with the multi-crore Commonwealth Games scam,
67-year-old Kalmadi was admitted to AIIMS for a medical
checkup on August 1.

"He was discharged at 5.45 pm from the hospital and
reached here inside the prison premises at 7 pm," DIG Prisons,
R N Sharma said.

New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games
Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was discharged this
evening from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where
he underwent several tests for memory-related disorder
dementia besides a number of tests of his vital parameters.

Lodged in Tihar jail for nearly three months in
connection with the multi-crore Commonwealth Games scam,
67-year-old Kalmadi was admitted to AIIMS for a medical
checkup on August 1.

"He was discharged at 5.45 pm from the hospital and
reached here inside the prison premises at 7 pm," DIG Prisons,
R N Sharma said.

A three-member team of doctors including, neurologist
Dr M V Padma, cardiologist Dr Rakesh Yadav and Dr Aarti Vij,
was formed to conduct the investigations.

Kalmadi was admitted in room number 1001 of the CN Tower
building of the hospital after doctors at AIIMS advised jail
authorities on July 28 to admit Kalmadi for a "short duration"
to have a "complete evaluation" of complaints of dizziness.

Kalmadi was first taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital
on July 12 after he complained of dizziness.

After tests, the hospital referred him to Lok Nayak Jai
Prakash Hospital to undergo an MRI test of the brain. The
MRI was done on July 19.

The test results stated in medical jargon, "Diffused
cerebral atrophy with old ischemic changes in brain parenchyma
with calcified granuloma in caudothalamic groove on left side
(of his brain)".

"After reading the MRI reports, DDU doctors advised us
to show him to a good neuro specialist either at AIIMS or GB
Pant hospital. Kalmadi, being an MP, requested in writing to
be admitted to AIIMS. That is why he was taken there for
further treatment," Sharma said.

On his visit to the hospital on July 28, Kalmadi had
dismissed all reports of his being unwell and had said that
his condition was "all right" and all that is being heard
about him "is wrong".

When asked on August 1 why he was being admitted,
Kalmadi had retorted, "Ask the doctors. Can`t I have a
check-up?"

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 22:27

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