Suresh Kalmadi discharged from AIIMS
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 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 04, 2011, 22:27


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