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  India   2 days into hungerstrike, Hardik Patel hospitalised

2 days into hungerstrike, Hardik Patel hospitalised

PTI
Published : Feb 21, 2016, 12:49 am IST
Updated : Feb 21, 2016, 12:49 am IST

Incarcerated Patel quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel, on a hungerstrike since Thursday, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of weakness and dizziness.

Incarcerated Patel quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel, on a hungerstrike since Thursday, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of weakness and dizziness.

The 22-year-old, who launched his indefinite fast in Lajpore Jail here, was late on Friday shifted to the prison ward of Civil Hospital where he is fine now, a health official said.

 

“Hardik Patel was brought late last night from Lajpor Jail and admitted to the prison ward of Civil Hospital,” a doctor said.

“He had complained of weakness and dizziness. We conducted various tests on him and he is found to be OK. His treatment is going on in the hospital,” Dr Vadel said. “On our advice he has started taking water,” he said.

Hardik, lodged in the jail since September in two sedition cases, is leading an agitation demanding reservation for Patels in government jobs and educational institutes under OBC category.

Location: India, Gujarat, Surat