Congress president Sonia Gandhi admitted to AIIMS
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Rameez Raja picks all-time XI - Three Indians, but just one Pakistani make it to the list
- This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it
- As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok