Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi suffers cardiac arrest, put on ventilator
The 74-year-old leader is on ventilator support as his breathing is still irregular, said the hospital.Updated: May 09, 2020, 18:03 IST
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi was admitted in a private hospital here on Saturday after he suffered a cardiac arrest, doctors said, adding that his condition is critical.
Citing the information provided by family members of the 74-year-old leader, the hospital said he fell unconscious in his home garden in Raipur this morning.
Ajit Jogi’s son Amit Jogi told Hindustan Times that the health of his father is serious.
As per a health bulletin released by Shree Narayana Hospital, Ajit Jogi was given cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at his residence before he was rushed to the hospital.
“Jogi suffered a cardiac arrest at his house only. As of now, his ECG and pulse have returned to normal which means his heartbeat is returning to normal functioning. But his respiration is still not normal. He is on a ventilator and his condition is critical,” it said.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Amit Jogi over phone and assured that the state government will ensure he gets best treatment, an official statement said.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Ajit Jogi served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in the then Congress government, after the formation of the state.
Ajit Jogi parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and Amit Jogi got embroiled in a controversy over alleged fixing of the by-election (2014) held for Antagarh seat in Kanker district.
Subsequently, he formed his own outfit Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J).