Pune: The health of Anna Hazare, who has been admitted to a private hospital here after suffering from viral infection, is improving but he will need to remain in hospital for a week and not go on fast for at least one month, doctors attending on him said on Sunday.
"He is showing signs of improvement, he is being treated for chest infection and will require to remain in the hospital for at least a week," said Dr Parag Sancheti.
Suresh Pathare, Hazare's secretary said his condition was "stable" but had been advised a complete rest by the doctors. 74-year-old Hazare was admitted to the Sancheti Hospital here last night and his health is being monitored by a team of doctors.
After examining him, the doctors said they have advised Hazare not to fast at least for the next one month.
"For another one month he should not fast. If the condition deteriorates then it would be difficult. In five days, we will stop giving antibiotics to him and we expect more improvement after that," a doctor attending on him said.
The doctor also said Hazare needs "complete rest" now and that his aides have been asked not to disturb him.
"His situation worsened after his 2-day fast in Mumbai. Now, he is in a better state," he said.