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Punjab BJP ex-chief Kamal Sharma undergoes heart surgery

After complaining of uneasiness and pain in his chest and arm on Friday morning, former state chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kamal Sharma was rushed to Hero DMC Heart Institute for advanced treatment.

punjab Updated: Mar 24, 2017 19:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
Kamal Sharma,chest,arm
Former Punjab unit chief of BJP, Kamal Sharma(HT File Photo)

A surgery was performed on former Punjab unit chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kamal Sharma, at Hero DMC Heart Institute in Ludhiana after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his house in Ferozepur.

Sharma was rushed to the hospital on Friday afternoon after initial treatment at Ferozepur. Sharma was brought to DMC at about 2.20pm in an ambulance also carrying a team of doctors.

After examination by chief cardilogist Dr GS Wander, Sharma was operated upon and a stent was inserted to remove the blockage in the left artery. He will be under observation for two days at the hospital.

Several BJP leaders reached the hospital to enquire about Sharma’s wellbeing. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley also contacted the family.

Chairman of Punjab’s protection of child rights commission, a confidante of Sharma, said he had complained of pain in his arm and was taken to a hospital in Ferozepur. “The doctors referred him to Ludhiana,” said Kalia.


First Published: Mar 24, 2017 15:53 IST