People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany, lodged in the central prison here after his arrest in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blasts, has been admitted to Soukya International Holistic Health Centre for treatment of diabetes-related complications.

Confirming Mr. Maudany’s admission, Issac Mathai, a practitioner of holistic medicine who runs the centre, told The Hindu that the jailed PDP leader is in poor health.

‘Long-term care needed’

“He is suffering from diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy. He has no vision in the right eye and just 20 per cent vision in the left eye. Apart from this, he has spondylitis, hypertension, renal, cardiac and other diabetic complications. He requires long-term treatment and may have to stay here for a minimum of three or four weeks. His condition has worsened because the follow-up treatment prescribed by us when he was at our centre for 28 days in July 2011 has not been followed,” Dr. Mathai said and added that his patient would be provided a combination of ayurveda, naturopathy, homoeopathy, acupuncture and allopathy.

“We are also in touch with Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences for his cardiac and diabetic treatment and interacting with the jail authorities for following up his treatment,” he said and added that Mr. Maudany’s wife and son were staying with him as per court orders.

Officials from the State Prison’s Department said they had requested City Armed Reserve (CAR) to provide security to Mr. Maudany as he is outside the prison.

“It is up to the CAR to decide on the number of security personnel to be deployed,” Krishnakumar, Chief Superintendent of the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara, told The Hindu.

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