Haridwar: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev whose fast against graft and black money issue continued for seventh day has been shifted to hospital as his condition deteriorated. He was administered glucose by the doctors that ended his fast.

After thorough medical check up, Ramdev was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Dehra Dun where he was shifted from Haridwar after his condition deteriorated on the seventh day of fast.

"Ramdev was admitted to the ICU immediately after he was brought to the hospital where doctors have examined him," Medical Superintendent of Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant, Dr
S L Jethani said.

Doctors said Ramdev is being administered glucose.

Jethani had earlier refused to go into details about the condition of the 46-year yoga guru, saying that a statement on his health would be given only after thorough examination.

Ramdev was shifted to the Dehra Dun hospital, 25 km from Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, where he had been fasting on issues of curbing corruption and bringing back black money
stashed away in foreign banks.

Uttarakhand Health Director General, Dr Asha Mathur said Ramdev was hospitalised as his health was deteriorating.

She said two medical teams have been constituted to keep a constant watch on his condition and medical bulletins would be issued regularly.

Citing his health parameters, Mathur said Ramdev's "blood pressure is 104/70 while pulse rate is 56, which normally should have been between 70-75. An infection has also been found in his urine."

Sri Sri meets Ramdev

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met yoga guru Baba Ramdev in Haridwar and persuaded him to end his fast because of his deteriorating health condition, an official said on Friday. The spiritual guru, who reached Haridwar to perform the last rites of his father, met Ramdev.

Reveal names of donors: Digvijay

Claiming that trusts run by Ramdev were involved in money-laundering, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said Ramdev should declare the names of those who donated money to his trusts.

"Ramdev, who has raised certain questions against the Central government, should take the initiative to declare the names of those who donated money to his trusts," Singh told reporters here on Thursday night.

He alleged that trusts run by the yoga guru were involved in money-laundering by helping those making donations save income tax.
 
JPN/ Agencies