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Arvind Kejriwal still weak, advised rest by doctor

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 - 6:45pm IST | Place: Kaushambi (UP) | Agency: ANI

Dr. Vipin Mittal, who is treating Kejriwal, said he was suffering from fever and low blood pressure.

Though he went to the Delhi State Assembly to take his oath, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is still very weak, and his doctor has advised him complete bed rest, and is giving him oral antibiotics, instead of injectables.

Dr. Vipin Mittal, who is treating Kejriwal, said he was suffering from fever and low blood pressure.

“We will now give him oral antibiotics instead of injectables. His blood pressure was low. His blood pressure is 160 and he had fever in the morning. There was no consistency in the motions, it’s watery,” said Dr.Mittal.

Kejriwal, 45, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was sworn-in as Delhi's seventh chief minister on December 28.

The doctor has also advised bed rest for next two-three days to Kejriwal.

“He (Kejriwal) should be on bed rest till his sugar and blood pressure level gets normal and till the motions are watery. The patient shouldn’t be allowed to go out,” Dr Mittal said.

Ignoring the doctor's advice, Kejriwal met Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Shashi Kant Sharma to discuss about ways to go for auditing of power discoms on December 31.

Kejriwal announced 50 percent cut in power tariff on lower slabs on Tuesday, delivering his second pre-poll promise, after fulfilling his commitment of free water supply to every household, within four days of assuming power.

Kejriwal has to prove his majority in 70-member Delhi legislature in a couple of days.

Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which emerged from an anti-corruption movement, trounced the ruling Congress party in Delhi in recent polls. But the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party with 32 members.

The Congress party, which could manage only eight members in the recently held assembly polls, agreed to give support to AAP to form government that got 28 seats in 70-member Delhi legislature.

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