Sharmila's health deteriorates
Source: The Sangai Express / Ph Chaoba
New Delhi, December 17: The condition of Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been fasting for more than 6 years now demanding scrapping of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 deteriorated further today.
With Sharmila complaining from burning sensation, the process of applying ice bags on her head, chest and legs started from today.
One top police officer of the Delhi Police who had come to see her at the room of the New Private Ward of of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi where she has been confined after being arrested from Jantar Mantar reportedly left in a huff to inform the higher authorities concerned of the Home Ministry on the matter.
The condition of Sharmila has been deteriorating and she collapsed yesterday following her refusal to have nasal feeding after the Delhi police did not allow her to leave AIIMS despite the discharge certificate being issued by the hospital authorities.
At around 8.53 pm today, Sharmila was medically examined at the new emergency ward of the hospital where the doctors suggested resumption of nose feeding to relieve her from the burning sensation.
Dr DK Sharma who is heading the team in treating Sharmila has opined that stopping the nose feeding can lead to dangerous complications.
Sharmila's case has been diagnosed as Starvation Ketosis a term used in medical parlance, said the doctor.
The nose feeding will start soon.
Talking to this correspondent, her brother Singhajit informed that after the discharge certificate was issued by the hospital authorities, doctors and nurses had also stopped coming to examine her.
Nose feeding has also not been provided for the last three days, he added.
The discharge certificate issued by the hospital authorities had also been allegedly seized by the Delhi Police personnel who are keeping vigil on Sharmila.
At the time of filing this report, Sharmila was still being treated at the emergency room of AIIMS.