SRINAGAR – Incarcerated Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu has been shifted to New Delhi hospital after his health deteriorated here in Srinagar.
Family sources said that Junaid who was diagnosed with bone marrow disorder earlier this year, has been shifted to Delhi for advanced treatment.
Mattu in a series of tweets had himself informed that he has been suffering from bone marrow disorder. “After some recent health issues and consequent investigations in Delhi, I’ve been diagnosed with a chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (bone-marrow disorder) called Polycythemia Vera (PV). The treatment and management of the disorder was initiated immediately. The prognosis, the doctors tell me, is ‘very good’. I’ve been told that — with proper management, healthy lifestyle choices and regulars treatment and monitoring — I should be able to live a healthy, normal and productive life for many many years.
Mattoo had won the election as a nominee of Sajjad Lone-led People’s Conference after he left the National Conference over its decision to boycott the civic polls. Mattoo had bagged 40 votes against 26 polled in favour of his Congress rival Ghulam Rasool Hajam. He was put under house arrest after the abrogation of specialstatus of Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of August. (KNT)