Sardar Sarovar dam: Medha Patkar's condition deteriorates, fasting NBA leader refuses to take medicines

The condition of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar has deteriorated on the ninth day, doctors attending on her said on Friday.

IANS August 04, 2017 15:51:45 IST
Sardar Sarovar dam: Medha Patkar's condition deteriorates, fasting NBA leader refuses to take medicines

Dhar: The condition of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar, who is on a fast in support of the demands of the oustee families, has deteriorated on the ninth day, doctors attending on her said on Friday.

Sardar Sarovar dam Medha Patkars condition deteriorates fasting NBA leader refuses to take medicines

File image of Medha Patkar. PTI

The doctors found her dehydrated and suffering from low blood pressure. However, she refused to take medicines or visit a hospital.

Patkar and 11 others are on fast since 27 July in Chikhalda village to demand better rehabilitation of the families in the Narmada valley who have been affected by the increase in the dam's height. As many as 40,000 families living in around 190 villages will be affected.

The Supreme Court had directed the rehabilitation of the affected persons by 31 July, before the Gujarat government could be allowed to raise the dam's height.

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