Bengaluru: VK Sasikala to be freed today; may stay in hospital for 3 days | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala will be released from Central Jail, Parappana Agrahara, on Wednesday. However, doctors treating the 66-year-old for Covid-19 at Victoria Hospital have advised against discharging her for the next two-three days.
Sasikala was sentenced to four-year imprisonment in 2017 in a disproportionate assets case.
Sources in the home department told TOI that all her release-related formalities will be completed at the hospital on Wednesday morning. Two jail officials have sought permission to enter the Covid ward to finish the paper work. “She will technically be a free person, but not medically yet,” said a health department official.
Referring to the feedback received from doctors, the official said: “She is not fit for discharge as of Wednesday. She is being given intermittent oxygen supply and is stable. She will have to stay in the hospital for another three days.”
Medical superintendent Dr Ramesh Krishna K said her oxygen saturation level was 98% with two litres of oxygen, blood pressure 126/70 mmHg and blood sugar level 196 mg/dl. She was consuming food orally and was walking with support.
A health department official said: “Her family is yet to decide on getting her discharged. If they insist on moving her out of the hospital on Wednesday, it will be recorded as “discharged against medical advice”. We might do another RT-PCR test as a formality.”

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