Kumaraswamy will be back in action in two months: Doctor

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Bangalore, Dec 20 (UNI) Nothing can stop former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who underwent an open heart surgery from plunging into hectic political activities with mid-term elections to state assembly round the corner.

Doctors at the Wockhardt hospital, where the Janata Dal (Secular) leader underwent an open heart surgery today to replace the blocked 'calcific aortic valve 'said Mr Kumaraswamy would be back in action within two months.

With the fall of the BJP-led coalition government in Karnataka after the JD(S) withdrew its support, the state will witness a mid-term poll to the assembly early next year.

Mr Kumaraswamy's health problem came as a jolt to the workers of the party after it went back on the political pact by refusing to extend support to erstwhile coalition partner BJP.

Dr Vivek Jawali, Chief Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon of Wockhardt Hospital said the young leader needs to stay in hospital for one more week and take rest at home for the next three weeks.

''This man is amazing and fearless. He was stable and composed, despite undergoing an open heart surgery. Soon after the operation, he started asking questions. He asked me how long will he have to stay in hospital and how soon he could resume his political activities,'' the doctor said.

Dr Jawali said Mr Kumaraswamy could resume his 'robust' life soon and could be seen in his party office within a month.

''He would be able to travel in two month's time and come to the stage soon and able to take up hectic poll campaigning,'' he said.

He said Mr Kumaraswamy's ECG and blood sugar levels were normal at present.

Dr D M Manjunath, cardiolosgist and brother-in-law of Mr Kumaraswamy, who also took part in the operation, said that the former Chief Minister would be fitter than before as there would be no stress on his heart anymore.

''Now he need not fear for his health. But he should consume food with less fat and restrict red meat. Fish and chicken will be no problem. However, no one should stick to 24x7 schedule as it is not good for even a person in the best of health,'' he added.

UNI

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