Hazare discharged from hospital, leaves for village

August 31st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Anna Hazare New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare left for his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra Wednesday night after he was discharged from a hospital in Gurgaon following improvement in his condition, an aide said.

Hazare was admitted to the Medanta Medicity Hospital in suburban Gurgaon Sunday after he ended his 288-hour fast from Aug 16.

“He would reach Pune and from there he will go to his village,” a member of Team Anna told IANS.

Hazare was discharged Wednesday evening after his vital parameters were found to be stable.

According to Yatin Mehta, one of the doctors monitoring Hazare at the hospital, the 74-year-old was in “good condition” and “fit”.

Earlier in the day, Hazare had taken soft solid foods like rice, dal and idli.

“After breaking his 12-day fast, Hazare’s health showed lot of improvement. His blood pressure is 141/90 which is normal,” Mehta said.

Hazare broke his fast against corruption Sunday morning after parliament Saturday evening agreed in principle to accept his three demands for a stronger Lokpal bill. He was admitted to the hospital the same day.

“He has not started the complete diet, but he is having some soft food like rice, which is a good sign,” Mehta added.

Hazare, doctors said, had started meeting some of his close associates for a few hours.

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