Kashmir: Geelani admitted to SKIMS ICU

Pak HC Basit calls him on phone; Mirwaiz, Malik visit him in hospital

Srinagar: Octogenarian resistance leader and chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ai Shah Geelani was Wednesday night admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura after he complained of severe chest pain.

Hurriyat spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, said the late Wednesday night, Syed Ali Geelani, complained massive chest congestion and pain and was immediately rushed to SKIMS Soura, where several tests including ECG were repeatedly conducted. He was later admitted to medical ICU and continues to be under constant monitoring by specialists.

Akbar said Geelani’s respiratory system is being closely watched by doctors and doctors attending him suggested few investigations which were later found satisfactory. After learning about Geelani’s bad health, two top resistance leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik went to SKIMS to enquire about ailing leader’s health.

Pakistan High Commissioner for India, Abdul Basit, also called on Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani telephonically today at 5:00 p.m. and enquired about his health and prayed for speedy recovery, Ayaz Akbar told GNS.

The Hurriyat spokesman said people from all corners of world called on phone and enquired about his condition.

Meanwhile Hurriyat conference thanked all those who wished Geelani a speedy recovery. Akbar while referring to expert opinion said there is nothing to worry as Syed Ali Geelani is doing well and in morning after taking breakfast read local dailies. He appealed people to avoid visiting hospital and requested for prayers. (GNS)

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