Geelani Stable, Conscious: Dir SKIMS

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SRINAGAR – Ailing Hurriyat Conference-G chairman, Syed Ali Geelani is stable and he is conscious, cooperative and oriented, said a statement issued by Directorate of Information J&K.

“According to Director, SKIMS, Dr. A. G. Ahangar, the condition of senior political leader, Syed Ali Geelani is stable and he is conscious, cooperative and oriented,” the statement said.

“A team of doctors is monitoring his condition,” the statement added.

Earlier in the day, a senior doctor said 90-year-old Geelani”s condition is improving.

“He (Geelani) is stable, though he continues to suffer from chest infection. In fact, he is recovering and is better than before,” the senior doctor of SKIMS hospital said.

He said a team of doctors visited Geelani on Saturday to assess his condition.

“The patient is taking liquid diet and medicines prescribed by the Dr Naveed from Chest Medicine of GMC Srinagar, ” the doctor said.

Earlier this week  there were rumours that the health of the 90-year-old Geelani has deteriorated. However the family of Geelani has rubbished the rumours about his deteriorating health condition.

“Geelani Sahab is doing fine. He had chest congestion but he is recovering now,” Geelani’s son Dr Naseem had told Kashmir Observer.

Speculations about the health condition of Geelani had forced authorities to shut down mobile internet for a day earlier this week.

Security forces have been deployed in strength outside Geelani”s Hyderpora residence to deal with any eventuality.

Geelani who has remained under house arrest for last nearly a decade is suffering from multiple ailments. (With Inputs From PTI)

 

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