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Farooq Abdullah suffers food poisoning, dehydration

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah was on Friday hospitalized in Jammu when he complained of nausea and vomiting after landing from New Delhi.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2011 17:39 IST
Amir Karim Tantray

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah was on Friday hospitalized in Jammu when he complained of nausea and vomiting after landing from New Delhi.

Farooq complained of nausea and vomiting at his residence in New Delhi around 1 am. The process continued till morning and after landing in Jammu, Farooq complained of some uneasiness on airport and rushed to Gandhinagar hospital where doctors immediately put him on intravenous fluids.

Gastroenterologist and cardiologist were called from government medical college (GMC) Jammu, to treat him. After around two hours stay in the hospital, the union minister was discharged with stable condition.

“He was almost 80 % fit when we allowed him to go to his home,” said Dr. BB Gupta, head of the department of gastroenterology GMC, who treated the minister.

Talking to media after coming out of the hospital, Farooq said, “by the grace of God I am fine. I had some gastro problem due to which I came to hospital.”

“I am now fit and I am still young,” 73-year-old Farooq added.

Within minutes of news of Farooq being hospitalized, most of the state government ministers and officials rushed to the hospital to know about his health.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in town, was first to reach to the hospital to know Farooq’s health, followed by J&K medical education minister RS Chib and other ministers.

According to Dr. Gupta, “Farooq complained of nausea and vomiting and when he reached the hospital, he was still vomiting. He had mild dehydration but thereafter we immediately put him on intravenous fluids and he recovered. His vital parameters are corrected now.”

Sources close to Farooq said that during a party with President of India of Thursday at national capital, Farooq had some snacks which led to food posing resulting in mild dehydration.