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Sanwar Lal Jat suffers cardiac arrest during meeting with Amit Shah, critical

Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition.

jaipur Updated: Jul 22, 2017 19:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat.(HT File Photo)

Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP president Amit Shah at the state party headquarters on Saturday.

Jat, a former Union minister, who suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition, was critical and on the ventilator, doctors said.

“Blood pressure, cardiac rhythm and hemodynamics of MP Sanwar Lal Jat are properly maintained, but he is unconscious, critical and on the ventilator,” stated the medical bulletin issued by the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital on Saturday evening.

According to the medical bulletin, the 62-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital around 2 pm in a severely critical condition in an unconscious state with non-recordable pulse, blood pressure and respiration.

He was immediately attended to by senior cardiologists and necessary cardiac resuscitation was done.

Jat was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) where he was evaluated by a team of doctors consisting of cardiologist, nephrologists, neurologist and intensivist.

Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf said that a medical board has been formed, including Dr SM Sharma, Dr Deepak Maheshwari, Dr Dhananjay Agarwal, who are continuously monitoring Jat’s health. “Jat is still unconscious and will be under observation for 48 hours,” Saraf added.

Party men carry Sanwar Lal Jat to an ambulance after he collapsed at the BJP office in Jaipur on Saturday. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

He said both kidneys of Jat are damaged and even today (on Saturday) he had undergone dialysis before coming to attend the meeting. He also has heart problem and diabetes.

Jat, who has been keeping unwell for some time, left the conference room at the state BJP office but fell unconscious at the door and was rushed to the hospital, a BJP source said.

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who too was present at the meeting, called an ambulance and got Jat admitted to the ICU at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. She also visited the hospital and returned to the BJP office for Amit Shah’s press conference. Later, Shah accompanied by the chief minister visited the SMS hospital to enquire about the MP.

Jat had defeated the Congress’s Sachin Pilot in Ajmer in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

A former minister in the Modi government, Jat is currently the president of Kishan Ayog Rajasthan. Shah, who arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit to the state, is busy holding meetings for strengthening the party at grass root level.

With inputs from agencies

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 19:42 IST