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Naidu given IV fluids forcibly

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JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav enquring about TDP chief N.Chandrababu Naidu's health at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.- Photo: PTI
JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav enquring about TDP chief N.Chandrababu Naidu's health at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.- Photo: PTI

As TDP leaders, looking after their president N. Chandrababu Naidu’s health in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, on Saturday claimed that he was adamant to continue his indefinite fast on the sixth day, doctors at the hospital said he was forcibly given intravenous fluids considering his health condition.

“We were forced to give intravenous drip around 3 p.m. to avoid further deterioration of his health. He is being administered 10-15 drops per minute, which may be gradually increased after two hours to improve hydration,” said Dr H.K. Kar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital.

A team of doctors initially tried to persuade Mr. Naidu to take IV drips, but he refused, Dr. Kar added.

‘Clinically stable’

His condition was clinically stable, though blood parameters show deterioration. Asked whether he had broken his fast, Dr. Kar said, Mr. Naidu was not taking anything orally, except water.

“His liver, kidney and heart functioning is deteriorating and cardiac enzymes have increased. His uric acid level and potassium level has also increased which means he is utilising his calories reserved,” Dr. Kar added.

Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav visited the hospital and enquired about Mr. Naidu’s health.

Meanwhile, for the second day some of the TDP MPs, MLAs and MLCs and cadres attempted to stage dharna near Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence here protesting the government’s move to create Telangana . They were evicted by the police and taken to Thuglak Road police station.


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