Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday issued a statement saying the condition of senior Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani is stable.
“According to Director, SKIMS, Dr. A. G. Ahangar, the condition of senior political leader, Syed Ali Geelani is stable and he is conscious, cooperative and oriented. A team of doctors is monitoring his condition,” a government spokesman said on Sunday evening.
On Sunday morning, Dr. A G Ahangar said, “Dr Parvez Koul HOD Medicine along with a Chest Physiotherapist assessed him earlier during the day. As per his assessment he is stable though he continues to suffer from chest infection, in fact recovering, presently stable , and is better than before , taking liquid diet and other medicines prescribed by the Chest Physician , Dr Naveed from Chest Medicine Deptt of GMC Srinagar,” Dr. Ahangar said.
The J&K administration on Thursday night had to stop internet services in the wake of rumours about the deterioration in the separatist leader's health. The Internet was restored on same day afternoon, with the police warning of action against all those spreading rumours.