Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat hospitalised in Delhi

The 69-year-old Congress leader was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) last evening.

PTI| Updated: Sep 01, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat hospitalised in Delhi

New Delhi: Former chief minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat has been admitted to a private hospital here for treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), hospital authorities said on Friday.

The 69-year-old Congress leader was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) last evening.

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis (DVT), is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein.

"Rawat has been under the care of Dr V S Bedi, Chairperson, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Dr Ajay Yadav, Senior Vascular Surgeon. He has been admitted for treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)," according to Dr D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of the SGRH.

"His condition is improving and is being monitored closely," he said.