Five days after he was admitted to Hero DMC Heart Institute, state vice-president of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) was diagnosed with fever on Friday. Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist and head of research at DMC Heart Institute, said Gagneja was slightly better but still critical and on ventilator. He said the fever could be due to the inflammation and infection.
Gagneja was shifted to DMC here from Patel Hospital in Jalandhar on August 7, a day after two unidentified motorcycle-borne men shot at him there.
SHANTA KUMAR VISITS
Senior BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar, who visited Gagneja at the hospital, said the attack on the RSS leader was a “dangerous trend” in poll-bound Punjab. “Attack on a non-controversial person ahead of the elections is a very serious matter and shows that some external forces are trying to disturb the peace. I am sure police will solve the case,” he said.