Bihar minister taken ill aboard plane

Bihar Industries Minister Bhim Singh was taken ill while returning from a flight from New Delhi to Patna and has been admitted to a hospital here.

Patna: Bihar Industries Minister Bhim Singh was taken ill while returning from a flight from New Delhi to Patna and has been admitted to a hospital here.

The minister developed chest pain and uneasiness while aboard a private airline's flight from New Delhi yesterday. He disembarked from the flight at Ranchi and was taken to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, his Private Secretary Kamlesh Chandravanshi said today.

"The doctors found that there was a fall in his blood pressure and he was suffering from some gas-related problems. He was given a few medicines and kept under observation. He has returned to his normal self now," he said.

The minister would be discharged from hospital in the afternoon and he would catch a flight to Patna in the evening, Chandravanshi said.

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