Hazare`s condition improving, say doctors

Anna Hazare`s health is improving but he will need to remain in hospital for a week, doctors attending on him said on Sunday.

Last Updated: Jan 01, 2012, 17:48 PM IST

Pune: The health of Anna Hazare, who has been
admitted to a private hospital here after suffering from viral
infection, is improving but he will need to remain in hospital
for a week and not go on fast for at least one month, doctors
attending on him said on Sunday.

"He is showing signs of improvement....he is being
treated for chest infection and will require to remain in the
hospital for at least a week," said Dr Parag Sancheti.

Suresh Pathare, Hazare`s secretary said his condition was
"stable" but had been advised a complete rest by the doctors.
74-year-old Hazare was admitted to the Sancheti Hospital
here last night and his health is being monitored by a team of
doctors.

After examining him, the doctors said they have advised
Hazare not to fast at least for the next one month.
"For another one month he should not fast. If the
condition deteriorates then it would be difficult. In five
days, we will stop giving antibiotics to him and we expect
more improvement after that," a doctor attending on him said.
The doctor also said Hazare needs "complete rest" now and
that his aides have been asked not to disturb him.
"His situation worsened after his 2-day fast in Mumbai.
Now, he is in a better state," he said.

PTI