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Maneka Gandhi undergoes surgery for gallstones at AIIMS

The Union minister complained of stomach pain while on a visit to her constituency Pilibhit, and an ultrasound at a hospital there detected gallstones.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2017 20:24 IST
Union minister Maneka Gandhi was airlifted to New Delhi after she fell ill in Pilibhit.
Union minister Maneka Gandhi was airlifted to New Delhi after she fell ill in Pilibhit.(PTI)

Union minister Maneka Gandhi, who was diagnosed with gallstones, underwent surgery on Sunday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

An official said the 60-year-old minister was doing fine although she was still “very weak”. “She will be discharged from the hospital in the next 3-4 days,” he said.

The women and child development minister was admitted to AIIMS on June 2 after she complained of stomach pain while on a visit to her constituency Pilibhit.

The BJP leader was taken to a hospital in Pilibhit where an ultrasound detected gallstones. She was then rushed to Delhi.

“She had just one stone, but it was a very large one and resulted in a major inflammation and severe pain,” the official said.