Gurgaon: Activist Anna Hazre's health is improving and his blood pressure and heart rate have become stable. However, his normal diet has not been resumed as yet, a doctor attending on him said on Monday.

“The improvement has started. He has lost only 200 grams (since Sunday), which was earlier 500 grams per day. So it is a sign of improvement,” said Naresh Trehan, who has been monitoring Hazare's condition at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon.

Hazare broke his 12-day fast against corruption on Sunday morning after drinking coconut water and honey mixture. Thereafter, he was taken to the hospital where he is being given coconut water and honey at regular intervals.

“The weight has stabilised. He has not started the complete diet, it will be done eventually for gradual recovery,” Trehan said in the medical bulletin.

Doctors also conducted chest X-rays which gave 'clear reports'. “Blood ketones have reduced. We will conduct more tests for timely monitoring,” Trehan said, adding that Hazare lost around seven kg during the fasting period.

Ramlila Maidan deserted, clean up on

Meanwhile, After being the site of Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign for the last 10 days, the Ramlila Maidan wore a deserted look on Monday, even as civic workers were busy clearing the sprawling ground of garbage.

Traffic around the ground was back to normal as the numerous police barricades on the roads were removed, while a posse of policemen manned the area.

Winding up the piled carpets and tents, a worker at ground said, “The carpets are still damp. The ground is expected to be clean by the end of the day.”

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Waste Management Private Limited (DWMPL) were collectively cleaning up the sprawling ground.

Since Aug 19, the ground has been the site of services such as mobile toilet vans, water carriers of the Delhi Jal Board and medical and food supplies.

More than 140 metric tonnes of waste was generated on a daily basis at the ground, according to the DWMPL.

“The MCD has outsourced waste management to us,” said DWMPL employee Dharmendra Kumar

(Agencies)