Delhi

Minister on fast hospitalised

Satyendar Jain’s sugar levels have fallen, says hospital official

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been on an indefinite fast since June 12, was on Sunday evening admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital after his condition deteriorated, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

In a late night tweet, Mr. Kejriwal said: “Satyender Jain shifted to hospital due to his deteriorating health [sic].” An AAP government official said that the Health Minister had been rushed to the Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.

“The Minister’s sugar levels have fallen and we have started him on a drip. We will be monitoring his health status carefully,” said a senior hospital official

He said that the Minister was rushed to the hospital due to high ketone level.

Mr. Kejriwal, along with Mr. Jain, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Labour Minister Gopal Rai, have been staging a sit-in inside Raj Niwas since June 11. They are demanding that Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal intervene to end what they call an illegal strike by Delhi government officers.

Weight loss

Mr. Jain had started his fast on June 12, followed by Mr. Sisodia on June 13.

In a statement on June 16, Mr. Jain had said that his weight had gone down from 82.7 kg on June 12 to 79 kg on June 16. Both leaders have had only water since starting their fasts, he had said.

A health bulletin issued on Sunday said that Mr. Jain’s weight had reduced to 78.5 kg.

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