Hours after he was remanded in judicial custody by the Special Lokayukta Court on Saturday, the former Chief Minister, B.S. Yeddyurappa, was shifted from the prison hospital to the state-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, after he vomited and complained of discomfort in the chest.
At 1.40 a.m. on Sunday, he was moved into a single room on the third floor of the hospital, converted into an Intensive Care Unit specially for him.
In fact, contrary to media reports on Saturday that claimed he was given VIP treatment at a cell in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, Mr. Yeddyurappa was taken straight to the prison hospital from court and never entered the cell designated for him, jail sources said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa is “predisposed to hypertension, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus,” director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology C.N. Manjunath told The Hindu . He said a series of blood tests, ECG and Echo were conducted on Mr. Yeddyurappa.
“Although the ECG did not show any significant changes, the Echo test indicated a left ventricle diastolic dysfunction. Besides, his blood sodium levels are also low and his blood pressure is fluctuating. An angiogram will be done on Monday after which the future course of medication will be decided,” he said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa received a steady stream of visitors that included Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, and party colleagues.
His lawyer, Ravi B. Naik, told The Hindu that he would be moving a regular bail application before the High Court under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.