SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani was on Saturday afternoon discharged from Max hospital in New Delhi, spokesman of the conglomerate Ayaz Akbar said. In a statement issued here, Akbar said Geelani was discharged from hospital at afternoon after which the octogenarian leader was taken to his Malviya Nagar residence. “Now, he (Geelani) is recovering fast and is in a 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 of severe chest pain and fell unconscious following which he was immediately taken to the nearby Max Hospital where doctors initially thought Geelani sahib had suffered a minor heart attack but after a detailed checkup they ruled out a 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 an empty stomach for long”.
“We thank the 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 the Kashmiri nation and it shows their affection and affiliation towards Kashmir,” he said.
Thanking non-resident Kashmiris, Akbar said they were as concerned about Geelani’s health as Kashmiris are. “We feel it is the outcome of the prayers of all that Geelani sahib is feeling better,” Akbar said.