Geelani stable, conscious: Dir SKIMS

Srinagar, Feb 16: The condition of ailing separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is improving, doctors said on Sunday.

According to Director, SKIMS, Dr. A. G. Ahangar, Geelani is stable and he is conscious, cooperative and oriented.

A team of doctors is monitoring his condition.

News agency PTI reported that a team of doctors visited Geelani on Saturday to assess his condition.

“The patient is taking liquid diet and medicines prescribed by Dr Naveed from Chest Medicine of GMC Srinagar,” PTI quoted a doctor saying.

The senior most separatist leader, Geelani, 90, has been house arrested for the last over one decade.

Speculations about his health condition had forced authorities to shut down mobile internet for a day earlier this week.

The weekly Sunday market too was disallowed as a precautionary measure considering the fragile health condition of the aged leader.

Security forces have been deployed in strength outside Geelani’s Hyderpora residence to deal with any eventuality.

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