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Manmohan Singh visits Mumbai hospitals

Singh was briefed about the medical aid being given to blast victims by the deans of both hospitals.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 15:47 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday visited victims of the blasts in suburban trains who are being treated at Sion and King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospitals in Mumbai.

Singh went around various wards in both hospitals and enquired from the injured about their condition and their treatment, hospital officials said.

He was moved by the plight of the injured, they said.

Singh was briefed about the medical aid being given to blast victims by the deans of both hospitals, officials said.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Maharashra Governor SM Krishna, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and top state government officials.

Singh arrived in the city this afternoon and drove first to Sion Hospital and then to KEM Hospital, where many of the injured were taken following Tuesday's seven blasts in commuter trains during the evening rush hour.

Later, he will interact with state government officials to take stock of the situation in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 200 people and injured over 700.

Singh is scheduled to address the media before leaving for Delhi later in the day.