Rajendra Mahato airlifted to New Delhi "without supportive oxygen in sitting position" for further treatment

UPDATE: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato, who flew to New Delhi on a regular Air India flight from Kathmandu  for treatment, has been admitted to the Medanta City Hospital in Gurgaon.

According to Upendra Mahto, who is leader Mahato's nephew and member of the party's Central Committee, the doctors at Medanta have started providing treatment to the leader.

His blood pressure and blood sugar also could not be controlled, which further worsened his condition, according to Karna.

Mahato boarded an Air India flight to New Delhi this afternoon, according to Upendra Mahato, who is a member of the Sadbhawana Party's Central Committee and leader Mahato's kin.

The Air India was first reluctant to fly the leader citing risk of brain haemorrhage owing to high blood pressure (184/107), Upendra Mahato wrote in a Facebook Post.

The flight captain, however, granted him permission to board the flight after a doctor from Norvic Hospital carried out a check-up on an ambulance at the airport, gave medicines and certified in writing that he was "fit to fly without supportive oxygen in sitting position.

Mahato's Sadbhawana Party is one of the key constituents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, which has been protesting the recently promulgated Constitution.

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