Andhra Pradesh

Jagan force-fed to end fast

YSRC leader Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy at NIMS hospital on Saturday. Photo: By Arrangement  

The seven-day old fast by YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy for a united Andhra Pradesh was foiled on Saturday afternoon when a team of doctors forcibly gave him IV fluids at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) after his condition deteriorated.

The doctors force-fed him IV fluids after the Chanchalguda jail authorities issued orders to this effect in view of his deteriorating health condition. He was also given anti-acids and antibiotics.

According to doctors at NIMS, it might take one or two days for his condition to become normal. Jagan was shifted from Chanchalguda jail to Osmania General Hospital on Thursday midnight and was brought from there to NIMS late on Friday night. Meanwhile, the CBI special court gave permission to Jagan’s wife, Y.S. Bharathi to stay at the hospital from 8 am to 4 pm. His mother Vijayamma was also allowed to have a ‘mulaqaat’ with him at the hospital by Jail authorities.

Ms. Bharathi said that Jagan did not discuss politics with her. But when she asked if he was not scared because of the deteriorating health condition, he told her that when one has to respond to a situation, it should be done wholeheartedly and not in a half-hearted manner. She said that all family members were extremely worried.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 16, 2021 6:30:45 AM |

Next Story