Hazare discharged


Social activist Anna Hazare was discharged from a hospital in Gurgaon on Wednesday evening three days after he was admitted after he broke his 12-day fast demanding a strong Lokpal bill. He left for Pune enroute to his native village of Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra.

A report from Pune said he reached the place late in the night.

Shortly after he was discharged from Medanta Medicity, where he had been under treatment since Sunday, the 74-year-old Gandhian flew out of the capital in a scheduled commercial flight of a private airline.

The anti-corruption crusader will be in Ralegan Siddhi in time for the commencement of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on Thursday, nearly three weeks after he came to the Capital to launch his indefinite fast that shook the nation.

“Yes, he is out,” Dr. Yatin Mehta, who was attending on Hazare, said.

Mr. Hazare left the hospital through the rear entrance apparently to avoid the the glare of the media which was present in strength outside the premises.

Mr. Hazare took solid diet for the first time on Wednesday since being admitted in the hospital, Naresh Trehan, CEO and chairman of Medanta Medicity, earlier said, adding, “His condition is near normal. He has started taking dal-roti and khichidi (porridge).”

Dr. Trehan said Hazare's blood pressure was 140/90, which is normal, and his pulse rate was 80 per minute. Mr. Hazare has also gained 400 gm and he now weighs 67 kg.

The doctor said the presence of ketones in his urine is normal now and his liver and kidneys were functioning well. Mr. Hazare ended his fast on the Ramlila maidan on Sunday a day after Parliament agreed to refer to three of his demands to the standing committee.

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