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Hazare Discharged From Hospital

PTI 01 Sep 2011, 8:29:00 IST

Gurgaon, Aug 31: Anna Hazare was this evening discharged from a hospital where he was admitted on Sunday after he broke his 12-day fast demanding a strong Lokpal.

“Yes, he is out,” Dr Yatin Mehta, who was attending on 74-year-old Hazare, told PTI when asked if the Gandhian was discharged from Medanta Medicity where he had been under treatment for the past four days.

The activist left from the back door to avoid the media which was present in strength outside the hospital premises.

Hazare took solid diet for the first time today since being admitted in the hospital, Dr Naresh Trehan, CEO and chairman of Medanta Medicity, earlier said, adding, “His condition is near normal.

“He has started taking dal-roti and khichidi (porridge),” he said.

Trehan said Hazare's blood-pressure was 140/90, which is normal, and his pulse rate was 80 per minute. Hazare has also gained 400 gms in the last 24 hours and he now weighs 67 kg.  The doctor said ketones presence in his urine is normal now and his liver and kidneys were functioning well.

According to sources, Hazare is headed to his village in Maharashtra, Ralegon Siddhi. PTI