Mulayam Singh's condition improves, swine flu suspected

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon/Lucknow
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2015 22:40 IST

Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon on Friday night after he complained of chest pain.

Sources at Medanta: The Medicity, where he was brought in at 1:30 am, said that he is being treated for chest infection and fever and is suspected of having swine flu. He was being treated for swine flu before he came to the hospital. “He has been admitted and is responding to the treatment,” said the medical superintendent of the hospital.

Singh’s swab samples were taken to test for swine flu and he was given Tamiflu. He has been kept in the isolation ward in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed ‘deep concern’ over Yadav’s hospitalisation and wished him a speedy recovery. Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi — currently on leave — also expressed concern over Yadav’s illness.

It may be recalled that Sonia, along with daughter Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra — had recently attended the wedding of Yadav’s grandnephew with Lalu Prasad’s daughter. Meanwhile, home minister Rajnath Singh also reached the hospital on Saturday for a routine check-up.

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