Suresh Kalmadi has gone back to Tihar. The sacked chief of the Commonwealth Games organizing committee was discharged on Thursday from the All Institute of Medical Sciences where he had undergone several tests, including those for the memory-related disorder. Hospital sources said his brain function and heart condition were found to be normal.
Lodged in Tihar Jail for nearly three months in connection with the multi-crore Commonwealth Games scam, the 67-year-old Congress leader was admitted to AIIMS on August 1 for a battery of tests.
Dr Y K Gupta, the institute spokesperson and head of the pharmacology department, said Kalmadi underwent a series of cardiac, neuro and endrocrinology tests in the past three days. “The test reports have been sent to the jail authorities . I cannot comment on its content,” he said.
Kalmadi was discharged at 5.45pm from the hospital and reached Tihar at 7pm. R N Sharma, DIG, prisons, said: “The medical report will reach us on Friday.”
Sources said doctors had carried out the 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 a clear picture of his ailments could emerge. “His blood pressure level is slightly high but there is nothing serious,” said a senior doctor on the condition of anonymity .
A three-member team of doctors, including neurologist Dr M V Padma Srivastava, cardiologist Dr Rakesh Yadav and Dr Aarti Vij, was formed to conduct the investigations. Dr Nikhil Tandon, professor, department of endocrinology and metabolism, got involved later.
Kalmadi has a medical history of diabetes and cardio-related problems. He underwent a heart surgery about five years ago.