I’m perfectly ok, says Kalmadi

July 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Dismissing reports that he was suffering from dementia, former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi Thursday underwent a brain scan at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and said that he was “perfectly all right”.

Speaking to reporters, Kalmadi said: “The problem is with my heart only…my mind and brain are okay, and whatever they (media) are saying, it’s not a fact…remember everything.”

“I am perfectly all right, all that you are reading outside is wrong…I’ve come for my routine check-up,” Kalmadi, who has been lodged in the Tihar Jail in connection with corruption in the preparation for the Games, told reporters.

“I’ll be answering all questions at the right time,” Kalmadi added.

Meanwhile, the jail authorities said they are awaiting the reports from the AIIMS.

“We are waiting for the reports from AIIMS and whatever medical advice they give will be followed,” Sunil Gupta, Tihar Jail spokesperosn, told IANS.

Kalmadi, 67, had complained of dizziness, depression and anxiety. He was taken to the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital July 19 where he underwent an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.

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