Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat, have started receiving treatment at Medanta Hospital, India.
The duo arrived in India yesterday with their relatives, security operatives and government officials.
Doctors said El-Zakzaky is suffering about eight ailments, including glaucoma, symptoms of Ischemic heart disease, which could lead to Myocardial infraction, severe cervical spondylosis which has resulted to nerve root compression and causing insomnia, among others. He also has pellets lodged in his body since the 2015 clash with soldiers in Zaria. These pellets are said to be causing lead poisoning in his blood.
Medanta Hospital was founded in 2009 by a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan. It is a multi-speciality hospital dedicated to the treatment of advanced human diseases such as coronary artery disease, head and neck cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, epilepsy, hip fracture, parkinson’s disease, refractive error, prostate cancer, chronic kidney disease, cerebral stroke, sepsis, liver cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, bronchial asthma, stomach cancer, chronic otitis media, among others.
El-Zakzaky, who has been held in detention since December 2015, he is facing trial for culpable homicide and other offences, all of which he denies.