NewDelhi:Anna hazare's health became a serious cause of worry on Monday as his fast entered the seventh day .It added to the concerns of the government ,which was still groping for a resolution to the stand off .
Doctors said the Gandhian leader was in the "danger zone "and may require urgent hospitalization in the next 24 to 48 hours .Hazare didn't address the crowed at Ramlila Maidan even once on Monday while he has been speaking twice a day till now .He spent most of the time lying down while thousands stepped out to reach the maidan in support of his agitation .
Hazare's weight is down to 67 kg from 72 kg in seven days ,his blood pressure is 130/80 and pulse rate 90,according to the health bulletin.The longest he has fasted previously is 12 days .
when contacted cardiologist Dr Naresh Trehan ,who is leading a team monitoring Hazare's health , said ,"His condition is not life -threatening is what I can say ."But there is a rise in ketone levels "-presence of certain acids and acetone in blood and urine -which means the body is breaking down stored fat instead of the glucose .
Dr Anoop Mishra of Fortis hospital told TIO,"The pateient has already entered the danger zone .He will need medical attention within the next 24 -48 hours .The fast may affect the heart ,kidney and blood pressure depending upon how fast Anna's ketone level rises.
Refrence Material :The Times of India .New Delhi ,capital ed .