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Sadhvi Pragya Wants Ayurveda Treatment

Mumbai : Having spent a major part of her judicial custody in various hospitals, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, now wants to be shifted to an ayurveda hospital
PTI September 04, 2010 14:52 IST
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Mumbai : Having spent a major part of her judicial custody in various hospitals, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, now wants to be shifted to an ayurveda hospital in the city, reports Mid Day.  

Sadhvi Pragya was admitted in ward number 10 of JJ hospital. Her lawyer Ganesh Sovani said he would state in the court that she preferred Ayurvedic treatment. "Sadhvi intends to get ayurvedic treatment for the lump in her right breast and we will request the court to shift her to an ayurvedic hospital," Sovani said.

The sadhvi has been admitted to various civic hospitals across the state during her judicial custody. However, Dr T P Lahane, dean of JJ hospital, said: "She does not have any tumour in the breast but she will undergo a CT scan and MRI to determine the cause of other problems she has complained of. We are not shifting her to any ayurvedic hospital."

Sadhvi Pragya has been admitted to JJ hospital at least three times before.  

Doctors who had treated the Sadhvi say,  a benign tumour had been detected in her breast when she last visited the hospital but she had refused to undergo an operation.  

She underwent routine medical examination at JJ hospital and complained of a tingling feeling in her legs along with severe pain in the spinal chord.

"She is also having loose motions for which the hospital has already started administering medicines," said Lahane.  

Currently, Sadhvi Pragya is recuperating in the hospital, where she is being served home-made food.