Bangalore, Oct 16: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail in the early hours of Sunday after he complained of chest pain.Mr. Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, hospital officials said. He would be kept under observation for 48 hours.
Dr. C. N. Manjunath, heading the five-member team attending on Yeddyurappa, told PTI that he was admitted at 1.40 AM as he complained of discomfort in the chest and backache.
He is also suffering from high blood pressure and some urinary problems, Dr. Manjunath said, adding that ECG and blood tests have already been conducted on Yeddyurappa who suffered a mild stroke two months ago.
“We will also be conducting an angiogram tomorrow or day after, and only after it is done we will know the exact problem”, Dr. Manjunath said, adding that one-and-a half months ago, Yeddyurappa had also undergone ‘stress nuclear scan' of the heart which showed certain ‘perfusion defects.'
“Chronic diabetic and hypertensive patients like him are more prone to such heart ailments which can get precipitated by stress,” Dr. Manjunath said, adding the BJP leader “will be kept in observation for 48 hours”.
Chief Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda and some Karnataka ministers visited Mr. Yeddyurappa in the hospital.
Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Gowda said Yeddyurappa looked very exhausted and was not able to speak. .“We were also advised by doctors not to tire him by talking”.
Gowda was accompanied by Home Minister R. Ashoka, Minister for Water Resources Basavaraj Bommai, Excise Minister M. P. Renukacharya, Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar and Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje.
The Special Lokayukta court had yesterday rejected Yeddyurappa's bail plea and issued an arrest warrant against the former chief minister, who has been facing allegations of denotifying government land in violation of laws when he was the Chief Minister.
Yeddyurappa then surrendered before the court and was remanded to judicial custody till October 22.