Syed Ali Shah Geelani discharged from hospital

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani was on Saturday afternoon discharged from Max hospital in New Delhi, a spokesman of the conglomerate, Ayaz Akbar, said.
In a statement issued here, Akabr said Geelani was discharged from hospital at afternoon after which the octogenarian leader was taken to his New Delhi’s Malviya Nagar residence. “Now, he (Geelani) is recovering fast and is in stable condition.”
“The health condition of Geelani sahib deteriorated when he had returned from his routine health checkup from Escorts Hospital on March 10 (Thursday). He complained severe chest pain and in the meantime felt unconscious following which he was immediately taken to the nearby Max Hospital where doctors initially predicted of Geelani sahib having suffered a minor heart attack but after the detailed checkup and after examining the medical reports they ruled out the heart attack and said it was due to low sugar level and fatigue,” Akbar said.
The spokesman while quoting doctors said Geelani’s health condition is satisfactory but “he needs complete rest and has been advised not to keep empty stomach for long”.
The pro-freedom leader was on Friday admitted in ICU of Neurology department where doctors also conducted his necessary tests.
“We thank Kashmiri nation and all those who expressed their concern over Geelani sahib’s ill-health and also held prayers for him. The keen interest shown by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pak High Commissioner Abdul Basit regarding Geelani’s sahib’s health is highly encouraging for Kashmiri nation and it shows their affection and affiliation towards Kashmir,” he said.
Thanking the non-resident Kashmiris, Akbar said they were concerned of Geelani’s health as Kashmiris are. “We feel it is the outcome of the prayers of all that Geelani sahib is feeling better and fine,” Akbar said.