Anna out of hospital, returns home

Anna Hazare has been discharged from Medanta Medicity hospital and headed to his native village Ralegon Siddhi.

Zeenews Bureau

Gurgaon: Three days after he was admitted to Medanta Medicity hospital in Gurgaon, following his 12-day fast demanding a strong Lokpal bill, Gandhian Anna Hazare on Wednesday was discharged from the hospital and left for his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra.

He was discharged this evening after his vital parameters were found to be stable.

Hazare left through the rear entrance apparently to avoid the glare of the media which was present in strength outside the hospital premises.
Shortly after he was discharged from the hospital, the 74-year-old Gandhian flew out of the capital in a scheduled commercial flight of a private airline.

He reached Pune Airport at around 11:15 pm. People gathered in large numbers to welcome him at the airport. Police had a tough time in keeping at bay the crowd which thronged the airport.

The anti-corruption crusader has left for his native village Ralegon Siddhi where he is expected to reach later in the night. Anna will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at his native village and also he is scheduled to address a Gram Sabha at 4.00 pm.
Earlier in the day Hazare took solid diet like rice, dal and idli for the first time after ending his fast.
"His condition is near normal," Dr Naresh Trehan, CEO and chairman of Medanta Medicity, had said.

Trehan said the 74-year-old Gandhian`s blood-pressure was 140/90, which is normal, and his pulse rate was 80 per minute. Hazare has also gained 400 gms in the 24 hours and he now weighs 67 kg.

The doctor said ketones presence in his urine is normal now and his liver, kidneys were functioning well.

Hazare was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after he broke his 12-day fast following Parliament`s decision to send his 3-key demands on Lokpal to the Standing Committee for its consideration.

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