Days after YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy was attacked at the Visakhapatnam airport, doctors treating him in Hyderabad said that there were no poisonous substances found in the blood samples taken from him. A team of doctors conducted a medical check-up on Jagan on Tuesday.
Jagan was attacked by a man identified as Srinivas, a waiter working at a restaurant at the airport, on October 25, when the accused claimed to be his fan and approached him for a selfie. He was scheduled to leave for Hyderabad and was waiting in the VIP lounge. Soon after landing in the city, the Andhra Pradesh Leader of Opposition was admitted to the Citi Neuro Centre Hospital.
With YSRCP leaders stating that the weapon could have been laced with poison, doctors sent his blood samples for examination. Doctors said that the injury on his left arm was 3.5 cm deep and it required nine stitches.
Speaking to local media outlets at Lotus Pond, Jagan’s residence in Hyderabad, Dr Shiva Reddy said, "His health is stable. We even changed dressing of the wound and conducted a regular check-up. He is experiencing slight pain while moving his hand, so we are giving him antibiotics and painkillers, but there is no concern of infection."
Asked about the blood test results, the doctor said, "We tested for some toxic materials and the tests have shown that there was nothing to worry about. Some aluminium levels were shown as high in the tests. We will check if it is regular or if it was because of the weapon. Treatment for the same has been started."
The doctor also said that the main wound will heal within a week but it may take six weeks before it is completely normal.
"He has been advised to take precautions and not strain his hand with movements or lift any heavy objects till then," the doctor added.
This comes a day after Jagan wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking central intervention on the attack.
In the letter, the YSRCP chief claimed that the investigation by the state government was “undertaken in a predetermined and deficient manner”, adding that the inquiry had arrived at a “premature conclusion” and tried to portray the attack as an “internal ploy” of the YSRCP.