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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Arun Shourie hospitalised after fainting at Pune residence

Former RS member was at his Lavasa residence on the outskirts of Pune city when he fainted at 5.45pm on Sunday.

pune Updated: Dec 03, 2019 16:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Ruby Hall Clinic authorities said Arun Shourie felt giddy, fell down and got a head injury. The former minister is awake, alert and oriented.
Ruby Hall Clinic authorities said Arun Shourie felt giddy, fell down and got a head injury. The former minister is awake, alert and oriented.(PTI FILE)
         

Former union minister Arun Shourie (78) was reported stable on Monday morning and was under observation at the Ruby Hall Clinic hospital where he was admitted to the ICU (intensive care unit) on late Sunday night, after suffering a fall at his Pune residence.

Neurosurgeon Dr Sachin Gandhi said, “Arun Shourie is stable. He felt giddy and fell down. He has got a head injury and is under observation in the ICU. He is awake, alert and oriented.”

Shourie was at his Lavasa residence on the outskirts of Pune city when he fainted at 5.45pm on Sunday and was rushed to the hospital. He was first taken to the Hinjewadi branch of Ruby Hall Clinic and then shifted to the ICU at the main hospital on Dhole Patil road.

Shourie is a former Rajya Sabha member from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was Union minister for communications, information technology and disinvestment in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government during 1999-2004.