Tea, juices, fruits and one roti: For Sidhu, medical board suggests 7-meal diet chart in jail


A cup of Rosemary tea early within the morning, one other of Chamomile tea at bedtime, loads of fruit and vegetable juices in between and a single mixed-grain flour chapatti are amongst a few of the objects {that a} panel of medical doctors has really useful for former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu who’s serving a year-long sentence in a Patiala jail in a 1988 street rage case involving a person’s loss of life.

Sidhu had earlier moved an software earlier than the court docket of Patiala chief judicial Justice of the Peace (CJM) on Friday, the day he surrendered within the 34-year-old case, in search of permission for a particular food regimen to be made out there to him from dwelling given his well being problems. The court docket of CJM Amit Malhan had ordered the structure of a board of medical doctors at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala to look at Sidhu and submit a report.

The panel comprising dietician Dr Ramanjit Kaur, Dr Ashish Kumar Bhagat, a professor in division of medication, and Dr Saurabh Sharma, assistant professor in cardiology division, has prescribed a food regimen chart recommending seven meals a day for the cricketer-turned-politician based mostly on his well being situation.

Whereas many on social media termed the food regimen chart as “torturous”, a jails division official termed it as a “seven-star resort menu” meal. “The officers who had been serving together with me have by no means had an avocado, one of many fruits really useful within the food regimen chart. The food regimen schedule is remarkable and unprecedented,” the official mentioned requesting to not be named.

Weight loss plan really useful for Sidhu in jail

Early morning: a cup of rosemary tea, half a glass of white petha juice or a glass of coconut water

Breakfast: one cup lactose free milk; one tablespoon of flax, sunflower, melon or chia seeds; 5 to six almonds, one walnut and two pecan nuts.

Mid-morning: one glass of beetroot or ghia (bottle gourd) or cucumber or mausami (candy lemon) or Tulsi & Mint leaves or amla (gooseberry) or celery leaves or recent haldi (turtmeric) or carrot or aloe vera juice. Alternatively, Sidhu can can have one fruit from amongst watermelon, melon, kiwi, strawberry, guava, apple, and wooden apple. He also can go for sprouted black chana (25 gm) plus inexperienced gram dal (25gm) plus kheera (cucumber)/tomato/half lemon/avocado.

Lunch: One chappati of 30 gm comprising sorghum, singhara and ragi flour in equal amount with one bowl every of seasonal inexperienced vegetable and of cucumber and ghia raita or one bowl of beet root raita, a inexperienced salad bowl of cucumber, tomato, kakri, lettuce leaves and half lemon) and one glass of lassi.

Night: A cup of 100 ml tea with low fats milk and no sugar and 25 gm of paneer slice or 25 gm Tofu with half lemon.

Dinner: A bowl of combined vegetable and dal soup/black chana soup with a 200 gm bowl sprinkled with black pepper powder and consisting of sauteed greens (carrot, beans, broccoli, mushroom, bell pepper).

Mattress time: A cup of Chamomile tea and one tablespoon Psyllium husk with half glass heat water.

Different suggestions for Sidhu

Drink 10-12 glasses [of water] per day; keep away from processed meals; keep away from saturated fat (desi ghee, butter, white butter); use olive oil, rice bran oil, mustard oil or chilly pressed mustard or sunflower oils; don’t sprinkle desk salt on any salad; use iodized salt in small amount; and train on a regular basis for not less than 30-45 minutes.

Panel’s remark on Sidhu’s medical situation

The panel of medical doctors noticed that 58-year-old Sidhu has “historical past of Pulmonary Embolism in 2009 requiring hospitalization (no file out there) and historical past of decrease limb DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in 2016 whereas on warfarine (poor compliance). The report famous that’s is presently asymptomatic.

The panel recognized “pulmonary embolism and left leg DVT (outdated); Hyperhomocysteinimia (a situation the place there’s larger than 15 micromol/L of homocysteine [a type of amino acid the human body uses to make proteins in the blood]); non alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH); and weight problems.

It additionally noticed that doppler of left leg confirmed proof of recanalized thrombus.

Fibroscan confirmed vital fats in liver with suggestion of cirrhosis. Nevertheless reliability of report is poor as a result of technical causes.

The panel’s advice

Sidhu must be on oral lifelong anti-coagulant.

He ought to proceed on folic acid and vitamin B-12 dietary supplements

Sidhu ought to scale back weight and go for excessive fibre, low carbohydrate and low-fat food regimen

The court docket’s instructions

Citing rule 814 of chapter 32 of Punjab Jail Guide, the court docket noticed that medical officer is competent in his discretion to prescribe any particular food regimen. “Since medical opinion has been given by the workforce of board of medical doctors, Superintendent, Central Jail, Patiala is to think about report of the Board of Medical doctors for offering medicines/particular blood thinner food regimen underneath Punjab Jail Guide.”

What does the jail division say

Punjab Further Director Basic of Police (Jails) Varinder Kumar mentioned, “In particular situations, the place an inmate is having well being problems, the particular food regimen is allowed as per the medical recommendation. We’ll go by the provisions in that regard as per the Jail Guide.


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