Mounting concern over Anna's health

Updated: December 27, 2011 08:56 IST

After the Lok Sabha passed a Lokpal Bill that Team Anna is extremely unhappy with, Anna Hazare's health is becoming a major cause of concern for both his team and the government. At the end of his first day of hungerstrike, Anna's fever had climbed to 102 degrees and his blood pressure was 170/104.

However, Anna's temperature came down slightly on Wednesday morning, the second day of his three-day fast. Team Anna member Manish Sisodia said Anna's temperature was 100 degrees in the morning. But, doctors are still urging the 74-year-old Gandhian to end his fast. Doctors will take a decision on whether Anna should be moved to a hospital in the morning today.

Mounting concern over Anna\'s health
On Day 2 of activist Anna Hazare's three-day fast at the MMRDA Ground in Mumbai, Anna's health is becoming a major cause of concern for both his team and the government.
Yesterday, Anna's fever had climbed to 102 degrees and his blood pressure was 170/104.

Today, Anna's temperature came down slightly. Doctors will take a decision on whether Anna should be moved to a hospital in the morning today.
This image shows doctors monitoring Anna's health yesterday.

Coming Up: Images from MMRDA Ground on Day 1
Anna on three-day fast
On Tuesday afternoon, Anna addressed the crowd at the MMRDA Ground: "People have to make sacrifices for their country. Lakhs made sacrifices for our independence. To protect that freedom, it is time for sacrifice once again."
Anna on three-day fast
Anna Hazare said: "Voters of election-bound states must punish this government."
Anna on three-day fast
Amid health concerns, Team Anna members have asked Anna not to continue with his fast but Anna is adamant. In his speech he said that he is not afraid of dying and that he would give his life for the cause if need be.
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Activist Anna Hazare on stage at the MMRDA Ground, the 74-year-old activist began his 3-day fast, today.
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Anna Hazare on stage.
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Core members from Team Anna addresses the crowd as Anna fasts.
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His temperature is being taken regularly and his blood pressure and pulse are being monitored.
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Team Anna member Kiran Bedi waves the Tricolour.
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A supporter of Anna Hazare wears a mask on the first day of Hazare's 3 day-long fast.
Anna on three-day fast
A supporter of Anna Hazare with his face painted in tri colour at the MMRDA Ground.
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The national anthem being sung at the MMRDA Ground.
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Anna Hazare stands for the national anthem.
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Anna supporters wearing Anna topis at the MMRDA Ground.
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Arvind Kejriwal is on stage at the MMRDA ground in Mumbai, recounting the Lokpal story of 2011.
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Thousands of Anna supporters at MMRDA Ground.
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Team Anna member Kiran Bedi addresses the crowd at MMRDA Ground as Anna Hazare fasts
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Anna Hazare has reached the MMRDA Ground.
Seen here, Anna leaves after paying respects at the Gandhi memorial in Juhu.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna's supporters waved the Tricolour to welcome him at the MMRDA Ground.
Anna on three-day fast
Activist Anna Hazare with core Team Anna members Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal, waves the Tricolour atop an open truck, en route to the MMRDA Ground, the venue of his three-day fast in Mumbai.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna stopped at the Gandhi Statue at Juhu to meditate.
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Anna Hazare meditates next to the Gandhi statue at Juhu.
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Anna Hazare is escorted by Royal Enfield bikers to the MMRDA Ground at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
Anna on three-day fast
The weather was a key factor in moving the main fast arena from Delhi to Mumbai. Anna was to fast at the Ramlila Ground but this was changed to Mumbai's MMRDA Ground instead because of the Delhi winter.

Seen here in the open truck.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna Hazare plans to go to Delhi on December 30 if Parliament does not pass a Bill that is "strong and effective." He plans to sit in protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence as a start to his "jail bharo" campaign.

In this image, Anna Hazare is seen atop an open truck, en route to the MMRDA Ground.
Anna on three-day fast
Arrangements have been made to feed the supporters at MMRDA Ground while Anna is on his three-day fast.
Anna on three-day fast
Organisations like the Giriraj Seva Samiti and Janseva Sansthan will be working round-the-clock to provide 'poha' for snacks and 'puri-sabji' for lunch and dinner.
Anna on three-day fast
Over 60 people will be working round-the-clock to prepare the food for 10,000 people.
Anna on three-day fast
MMRDA Ground, in the Bandra-Kurla Complex, is 30,000 sq feet in size and can hold upto 60,000 people. 50,000 people are expected today.
Anna on three-day fast
More than 50,000 people are expected to congregate at Anna's fast at Mumbai's MMRDA Ground.
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Anna Hazare leaving for the venue.
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The Gandhi Statue at Juhu.
Anna on three-day fast
Earlier, Anna Hazare left the guest house for the MMRDA Ground, the venue of his 3-day fast in Mumbai.
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Kiran Bedi, member of Team Anna, outside the guest house at Kalanagar.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna Hazare was shown black flags on the way to Juhu.
Anna on three-day fast
The Maharashtra government has fortified the fast venue by deploying 2000 police constables and 200 sub-inspectors of police.

The ground will have six emergency exits, 16 fire extinguishers and six metal detector units, besides round-the-clock ambulance services.
Anna on three-day fast
Route map for Anna Hazare's bike rally
Anna on three-day fast
Anna supporters wearing Anna caps sitting at MMRDA Ground.
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Anna supporters waving the tricolour.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna Hazare drinks water on the first day of a three-day fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) recreation ground in Mumbai.

The crowd at MMRDA Ground has now dwindled to between 2000 and 2500. Team Anna had said earlier that they expected the crowd to swell in the evening as people stopped by after work. Numbers did indeed reach 7000 at about 6pm, but fallen steadily since then.

Anna is reportedly running a fever of 102 degrees, a development that is bound to raise fresh concerns about his health. His blood pressure is now 170/96. Team Anna says that Anna has been unwell all day and they are trying to convince him to stop fasting.
Anna on three-day fast
Anna supporters came out on roads in Kolkata to extend their support to Anna's struggle for a strong Lokpal.
Anna on three-day fast
A candlelight march to show support for Anna Hazare in Kolkata.

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