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Ramdev shifted out of ICU, condition improving: Doctors

Last updated on: June 11, 2011 12:53 IST

The health condition of yoga guru Ramdev, who was admitted to a hospital Dehra Dun on Friday, is improving and he is being treated in a VIP ward, doctors attending on him said.

Ramdev, who was admitted to the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday evening after his condition deteriorated on the seventh day of his fast against corruption, was administered saline and glucose.

"Ramdev's blood pressure and pulse rate went down on Friday night. But, they have been brought under control. He is stable," Dr Deepak Goel, part of the medical team that is monitoring Ramdev's health, told reporters. He said Ramdev "was weak and has some problems in sitting and speaking."

A medical bulletin issued by the hospital said the pulse rate and blood pressure were stabilising slowly and there was an improvement in the health condition of Ramdev.

Dr S L Jethani, medical superintendent of the hospital, said Ramdev's liver and kidneys were functioning normally. Asked whether there was a need to shift Ramdev to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Goel said there was no need for that.

To a question, the doctor said Ramdev was not being treated at the intensive care unit of the hospital. "He is not in ICU. He is in a VIP ward next to it. He was given normal saline and vitamins. He was suffering from dehydration," the doctor said. Ramdev was being administered intervenous fluid -- glucose and normal saline -- following which his condition improved, doctors said.

Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra visited Ramdev at the hospital. He said he was here on behalf of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The 46-year-old yoga exponent was admitted to the ICU immediately after he was brought to the hospital.

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