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Yeddyurappa shifted to Jayadeva hospital

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He was moved from the prison hospital after he fell sick

Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research C.N. Manjunath (centre) briefing presspersons on the state of health of the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in Bangalore on Sunday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research C.N. Manjunath (centre) briefing presspersons on the state of health of the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in Bangalore on Sunday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar

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 Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, 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.

No VIP treatment

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 Cardiovascular Sciences and Research 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 has 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.

Stream of visitors

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.

“We will not be challenging the order of the Special Lokayukta Court [which rejected Mr. Yeddyurappa's bail petition]. We will file a fresh application for grant of bail before the High Court, which has concurrent jurisdiction with the Sessions Court in this matter,” Mr. Naik said.

He said the bail application would be filed on three grounds.

“No cognisable offence is made out against my client. This is a pre-trial detention. The action of the court was based on a private complaint by individuals acting on behalf of my client's political opponents. As such it need not be given as much importance as an investigation report submitted by an agency of the State,” the lawyer said.

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