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Veteran BJP leader Kalyan Singh admitted to ICU in a critical condition

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BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh has been admitted to Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in a critical condition with a lower level of consciousness.  Notably, Singh, 89, is unwell for the past two weeks.

The institute in a statement said that an expert multi-departmental panel had been set up specifically to treat Singh. The panel includes members from the departments of cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, neurology and neuro-otology.

“On his arrival here, his blood pressure and heartbeats were found normal, but the level of consciousness was a bit low. Keeping in mind his earlier ailments, he has been admitted to the ICU of the CCM,” the statement said.

Shifted from another hospital

Kalyan Singh, who is also a former governor of Rajasthan, was earlier admitted to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh visited Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and enquired about the well-being of Kalyan Singh.

The veteran politician had developed an inflammation in the parotid gland and he was diagnosed with irregularities in his kidney function. His health deteriorated on Sunday evening, a day after a dramatic rise in his blood pressure triggered a minor heart attack.

PM Modi dials Kalyan Singh’s son

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to render the best medical care to the veteran BJP leader. PM Modi also called Kalyan Singh’s son Rajveer and enquired about his health.

 

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