Congress president Sonia Gandhi admitted to AIIMS

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to the AIIMS hospital for a health check-up.

Zee Media Bureau/Sushmita Dutta

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the AIIMS hospital here on Monday for a health check-up.

67-year-old Gandhi suddenly felt cold, feverish and complained of chest uneasiness, as per sources. She was rushed to the hospital, accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi and union minister Kumari Selja. Doctors had examined her at home yesterday as she had viral fever since last night.

As per reports, she has been kept under observation in Cardiology Unit for precautionary measures. She also has a medical history of asthma.
Earlier today, Sonia Gandhi came at around 2 pm to the Lok Sabha to address the Parliament prior to the crucial vote on the Food Security Bill.
However, she left the Parliament at around 8:15 pm, even as the voting was to begin on food bill.

Hospital sources said that there was no cause for concern as the Congress president`s condition is stable.

She had undergone a surgery abroad in August 2010. However, the nature of her illness was not revealed. Sonia again went abroad twice last year for routine medical check-up.

Meanwhile, UPA`s ambitious Food Security Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, which will be now taken up by the Rajya Sabha.

Following the incident, daughter Priyanka and son-in-law Robert Vadra along with various other Congress leaders rushed to the hospital to inquire about Sonia`s health.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, fellow ministers Vayalar Ravi, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardhan Dwivedi, Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora, Mohsina Kidwai, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among the Congress leaders who rushed to the hospital.

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