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When Atishi's blood sugar fell during her fast, she hurried to Lok Nayak Hospital.

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Since June 21, Atishi has been engaged in a "paani satyagraha" in which she demands that Haryana release Delhi's fair share of water.

After her blood sugar level dipped to 36 mg/dL early on Tuesday, Delhi Water Minister Atishi—who has been on an indefinite fast since June 21 in protest of the Haryana government's allegedly restricted water supply—was taken to Lok Nayak Hospital.

Her blood sugar level dropped to 43 mg/dL at midnight and then to 36 mg/dL, according to a post on X by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The physicians recommended that she be admitted to the hospital right away.

"Atishi's blood sugar level fell to 36 mg/dL, so she has been admitted to the LNJP hospital," wrote Saurabh Bhardwaj on X on Tuesday. He claimed that as soon as the portable glucometer revealed the blood sugar level to be 36 mg/dL, the AAP followed the doctor's advice.

"Throughout the night, her blood sugar levels had been declining. Her blood sugar readings, when we submitted her sample, were 46 mg/dL. Her blood sugar readings were 36 mg/dL when we measured them with a portable equipment. Her vitals are being checked by doctors, and only then will they make recommendations.

Sanjay Singh and other senior AAP leaders were there when Atishi was taken to the hospital. The doctors recommended that Singh be brought to the hospital before her health gets worse, Singh informed Reporters. Her admission to LNJP Hospital has occurred. For the past five days, she has not eaten anything. Her blood pressure is dropping, ketone is rising, and her sugar levels have decreased. She is fighting for the people of Delhi and the water, not for herself.

Atishi's blood sugar level fell sharply from 99 mg/dL on the first day of the "paani satyagraha" on June 21 to 71 mg/dL on the fourth day. The ketone level being shown as positive previously caused alarm for the medical assessment team.

The "expected values for normal fasting blood glucose concentration are between 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L) and 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L)," according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Atishi claimed in a video message on X on Monday that she had an examination on Sunday and that the results showed a considerable increase in her ketone level and a decrease in her weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar.

According to medical advice, such a spike in ketone levels is risky and may have detrimental long-term effects on the body. It might be unhealthy. My decision to fast is unwavering, and I will not stop until 28 lakh Delhiites have access to water, regardless of how ill I am or how much pain my body is in," she continued.

Atishi's protest has been dubbed a "drama" by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which also expressed regret over the AAP government being "engrossed" in a "air-conditioned Satyagraha" when deaths from the Delhi heatwave were occurring. Devender Yadav, the head of the Delhi Congress, called Atishi's fast "political showmanship."