"His health condition is worsening with the weight loss and the creatinine level crossing the normal levels and measured at 4-plus today (Tuesday), and the blood pressure was 142/82," Suresh Pathare said shortly after Hazare's daily medical check-up on Tuesday.

As a precautionary measure, the state government has converted one chamber inside the nearby Yadav Baba temple into a full-fledged intensive care unit as the 76-year-old leader has refused to call off his hunger strike till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed by Parliament.

However, Pathare said, as of now, there was no proposal to shift Hazare to the make-shift ICU, which is adjacent to the fast venue, though the attendant medical team was on high alert to tackle any eventuality.

Meanwhile, thousands of people from different walks continued to pour in at Hazare’s native village Ralegan Siddhi from Maharashtra, Karnataka and other parts of the country to express solidarity with Hazare.

Under the Jantantra Morcha banner, Hazare started his indefinite hunger strike on December 10 and declared that he would continue till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed by Parliament.

(Agencies)

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