Doctors advise Anna not to venture into Sun

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 08:21

New Delhi: Doctors have advised Anna Hazare,
whose fast entered eighth day on Tuesday, not to venture into the
Sun as it could have a negative impact on his health.

The medical advice came after doctors examined Hazare at
the Ramlila Maidan, where he is sitting on an indefinite fast
demanding a strong Lokpal Bill, late in the night.
"Hazare`s BP is normal. There is some weakness. His eyes
are watery. Doctors have advised him not to venture into the
Sun as it could have an impact on his health," Manish Sisodia,
a close associate of Hazare, told reporters in the wee hours
today.

Yesterday doctors had said Hazare was fine though there
were contradicting views especially by Hazare`s two associates
on the condition of his kidney. A close aide Kiran Bedi said
that his kidney was "infected" while another aide Arvind
Kejriwal denied it.

Though doctors have been maintaining that Hazare`s health
is fine, his close associates expressed worries over the
health condition of the 73-year-old anti-corruption crusader.

As he became week, Hazare decided not to address people
yesterday as he was doing the past few days.

Sisodia had earlier said Hazare had lost over 5 kg since
he began his fast on August 13.

"Doctors say his health is okay but we are worried," he
said.
Meanwhile, Sisodia has urged MPs to reflect the views and
concerns of common man on the Jan Lokpal Bill when Parliament
reconvenes after a break today.

"MP`s should take into account the concerns and views of
the people on Lokpal Bill and address it in Parliament. They
should remember about the protest that took place outside the
residences of some of them," said Sisodia.

When asked about the August 30 deadline set for passing
the Bill, Sisodia said Hazare has announced it and it is for
him to decide the future course of action.

"There is no change in our stand. Formal talks have not
yet begun," Sisodia said.

Sisodia said a close aide of spiritual leader Baiyyuji
Maharaj, who has emerged as a mediator, went to meet Hazare
last night to submit a fresh proposal to end the standoff
between the fasting activist and the government.

However, the aide could not hand over a letter from
Maharaj to Hazare as he was sleeping, Sisodia added.

"The aide had come to meet Anna in the night. As Anna was
sleeping, volunteers did not allow a meeting and the aide left
without handing over the letter...," Sisodia said.

Earlier, a close aide of Maharaj claimed that the
spiritual leader had a detailed meeting with Union Ministers
Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid following which the fresh
proposal was sent to the Gandhian.

Maharaj, along with Maharashtra Additional Chief
Secretary Umesh Chandra Sarangi, both of whom are known to
Hazare, have been roped in by the government to initiate
back-room negotiations to end the fast by 73-year-old Hazare
demanding a strong Lokpal.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 08:21

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