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Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Bengaluru International Airport in Bengaluru, on March 5, 2015. He is in Bengaluru for treatment at a private ayurvedic hospital. (Photo: IANS)

Kejriwal Coughing Less, Sugar Levels Better, says JNI Director

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is undergoing treatment at Jindal Naturecare Institute (JNI) in Bangalore since March 6 leaving the Delhi fortress to his followers to settle scores with erstwhile leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, has improved.

Unmindful of the rancour in hs Delhi Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal has shown improvement with less cough and a fall in his blood sugar level which was at 300 before his arrival.

The Delhi Chief Minister-designate, Shri Arvind Kejriwal calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 12, 2015.

The Delhi Chief Minister-designate, Shri Arvind Kejriwal calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 12, 2015.

“Kejriwal is responding well to our treatment. His cough is not as frequent and as intense as it was earlier. Blood sugar level is at 180-200mg/dl after food as against 300mg/dl six days ago,” Jindal Naturecure Institute medical director Babaina Nandakumar told IANS.

Kejriwal, 44, who was admitted on March 5 to the hospital on the city’s outskirts for treating his chronic cough and high blood sugar, has shown improvement in the last two days in particular, said the doctor.

“His health condition has remarkably improved over the last couple of days. Intake of insulin has been reduced to 25 units from 50 units earlier as his blood sugar level has declined though it is still above 110-140mg/dl level,” said Babaina Nandakumar.

Except insulin, no medicines were given to him as per the naturopathy treatment. Kejriwal is under a 12-hour regime from 5.30 am to 6 pm for detoxifying his body to restore normalcy in his body functions.

“Kejriwal has adjusted well to our strict regime and was able to go through various yogic exercises and therapies. Waking up at 5 a.m., he goes on a 30-minute walk and does meditation, followed by breathing exercise (Pranayama), cleansing body with Kriya technique, acupuncture, mud therapy and oil massage,” Nandakumar explained.

His diet consists of vegetables and fruit juices, medicinal liquids, sprouts, boiled vegetables, chapathis and soup. “Kejriwal has an early breakfast by 8 a.m., followed by lunch at 11.30 a.m. and supper by 6.30 p.m. and retires to bed by 9 p.m.,” she recalled.

Kejriwal and his parents are given a landline and a television set in the three-bedroom cottage, though he was not seen using them, said the director.

“As the treatment regime is continuous from morning to evening with 30-minute gap for breakfast, lunch, afternoon rest and supper, we have not seen him using landline, watching television or reading newspapers when he is in the room,” Nandakumar added.

Kejriwal’s parents Gobind Ram and Gita Devi have been allowed to use mobiles but no incoming calls have been allowed on his landline number, she added. Kejriwal will finish his 10-day rigorous health regime on March 16.



(With inputs from IANS)

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