Sonia Gandhi should have been taken to hospital in ambulance: Narendra Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Congress president “best of health for the future” after she was discharged from AIIMS.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013, 17:12 PM IST

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Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Congress president “best of health for the future” after she was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The UPA chairperson was admitted to the country’s premier hospital yesterday night after she fell ill in the Lok Sabha while her pet welfare legislation and UPA`s ambitious Food Security Bill was in the final stages of adoption. The bill was later cleared by the House.

Sonia Gandhi spent about five hours, and was discharged from the hospital after she underwent a full health check-up.

Expressing his concern Modi wrote on Twitter: “Glad to know that Sonia ji`s health is fine. Wishing her the best of health for the future.”

However, he expressed his displeasure at the procedure employed in Parliament before Sonia was rushed to AIIMS. Sonia was taken to the hospital in her own car accompanied by Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Kumari Shelja.

“Concerned that basic medical emergency procedures were not used. Would have been better if wheelchair or stretcher were used in Parliament.”

“Considering her health, Sonia ji should have been taken to hospital in a well-equipped ambulance. Still, doctors are best judges,” he added.

67-year-old Sonia left the Lok Sabha while the voting was underway tonight on various amendments moved by the Opposition and was rushed to AIIMS. Ironically, Sonia could not be present in the Lower House when the landmark bill was passed.

Sonia was stated to be suffering from viral fever since Saturday and was suddenly taken ill after spearheading UPA`s ambitious Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.