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Suresh Kalmadi undergoes test for dementia at AIIMS

Posted by on August 3, 2011 0 Comment

AIIMS experts have conducted detailed examination of sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi for memory-related disorder dementia besides a number of other pathological tests of his vital parameters.

Lodged in Tihar jail for nearly three months in connection with the multi-crore Commonwealth Games scam, 67-year-old Kalmadi was admitted to AIIMS for a medical checkup on August 1.

Sources said doctors have carried out positron emission tomography (PET) scan of his brain to assess a wide range of conditions including the determination of dementia or any brain lesion.

He has undergone a number of blood chemistry tests so that a clear picture of his ailments could emerge, the sources said.

Though his MRI is already done, Mr. Kalmadi is yet to undergo a cardiac evaluation, they said.

Jail authorities have deposited an amount of Rs. 12,000 towards fees for conducting various tests.

A three-member team of doctors including, neurologist Dr. M.V. Padma, cardiologist Dr. Rakesh Yadav and Dr. Aarti Vij, has been formed to conduct the investigations.

“He is absolutely all right. His condition is stable. He has undergone the necessary investigations and we are hopeful that by tomorrow we might be able to complete the remaining tests,” Dr. Rakesh Yadav, AIIMS spokesperson, said.

However regarding the date of releasing him from the hospital, Yadav said, “We are yet to decide that.”

“Mr. Kalmadi has been admitted in room number 1001 of the CN Tower building of the hospital. He is there for medical investigations,” Dr D K Sharma, medical superintendent AIIMS said.

On July 28, the sacked CWG organising committee chairman was advised by doctors at AIIMS to be admitted at the hospital for a “short duration” in order to undergo a “complete evaluation” after he complained of dizziness. Hindu

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