Kejriwal suffering from bronchitis, advised bed rest
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal developed acute bronchitis and fever leading to congestion in his lungs during his over 30-hour sit-in under the open sky in the national capital that ended Tuesday night. He underwent treatment at a hospital here Wednesday and has been advised bed rest, doctors said.
Kejriwal's developed bronchitis while staying out in the severe cold and rain. He was suffering from severe cough for the past several days.
His body temperature touched 101 degrees after he reached his residence in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad Tuesday night after ending the sit-in along with his cabinet colleagues to demand control over the Delhi Police and action against five police personnel who allegedly did not cooperate with two ministers. The agitation ended after two police officers were sent on leave.
After the overnight suffering, his personal physician Vipin Mittal was called in Wednesday morning who advised the chief minister to undergo medical examination.
Kejriwal was taken to the Yashoda Super Speciality hospital, Mittal said.
Sunil Dagar, the doctor conducting the examination, told IANS that Kejriwal was suffering from acute bronchitis which led to severe congestion in his lungs.
He underwent a CT scan and has been advised bed rest, Dagar said.
The Aam Aadmi Party chief reached hospital at 9 a.m. and left after 40 minutes.
Bronchitis is caused by allergic elements in the air which results in inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes, the air passages between the nose and the lungs, ultimately leading to congestion in the lungs.
(Posted on 22-01-2014)