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Senior journalist Mark Tully admitted to hospital near Dehradun

dehradun Updated: Jul 07, 2017 20:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Mark Tully,BBC India,Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust

Journalist Mark Tully was admitted to a hospital in Dehradun district . (HT file photo)

Former BBC India correspondent Mark Tully was admitted to a private hospital in Dehradun district on Friday after he started bleeding.

Tully, 81, was admitted late in the afternoon to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust at Jolly Grant, around 25 km from Dehradun. An ambulance rushed him from Haridwar to the hospital. It was not immediately known why Tully was in Haridwar.

“The patient had been suffering from loose motion and vomiting for the past four-five days. He started bleeding from rectal area (on Friday) after which he was brought to the hospital. He has been admitted to the ICU...his condition is stable but he has been kept under observation,” a doctor told Hindustan Times over the phone.

The patient will undergo colonoscopy on Saturday, after which his condition will be known, the doctor said.

“The hospital is taking the best possible care of Mark Tully,” the hospital public relations officer Sushil Kaptiyal said.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 20:35 IST