Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani was hospitalised at SMHS Srinagar on Tuesday after he complained of what doctors termed as “urinary incontinence”.
A close associate of Geelani told Kashmir Reader that Geelani had complained of back pain “for the last two days” as well.
“On Tuesday morning, Geelani sahab again complained of dysuria, which is urinary incontinence,” he said.
“After the problem persisted, we drove Geelani to SMHS Hospital at around 3pm, where he was admitted to Nephrology department,” he informed.
“After medical investigation, doctors did tests and the ultra-sound of his abdomen showed normal results,” he said.
Doctors advised Geelani rest and medicine, he said.
The 88-year-old Geelani suffers from various ailments and lives on an artificial pacemaker.
At least four activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat accompanied Geelani to hospital, from where he returned at 5:30pm.
“Geelani sahab is feeling better now,” said an office bearer of TeH at Hyderpora, where Geelani lives.
The TeH activist said that a police van escorted Geelani’s vehicle all along the way to hospital and then back home. “There were cops at the hospital as well, some of them in civvies,” he said.
Geelani has been under constant house arrest since 2010. He has only been allowed to move out of his Hyderpora residence-cum-office in a medical emergency.
Two vans of police and paramilitary CRPF remain stationed outside the main gate of his residence and today, when Geelani had to leave for hospital, “the police van was pushed aside as it did not start on its own,” sources said.