Haryana governor hospitalised after chest pain


Chandigarh : Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain while attending a religious function here Saturday, officials said.

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The governor’s aide-de-camp (police) J.P. Dahiya told IANS that doctors performed various tests on Pahadia.

“Doctors would decide about his discharge tomorrow (Sunday) morning after evaluating his test reports,” he said.

Pahadia was attending a religious ceremony of the Brahmakumari sect at Manimajra town, when he suddenly complained of discomfort and acute chest pain, following which he was taken to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here in Sector 12.

“When he told us about chest pain, we did not waste even a minute. We did not even wait for ambulance and put him inside his Mercedes and drove to the PGIMER. While on the way, we called the director of PGIMER and everything was in place when we reached here,” said Dahiya.

PGIMER spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar told IANS that Pahadia’s condition was stable and a special team of doctors is looking after him. Doctors have admitted him to keep a close tab on his recovery and to conduct some medical tests on him, she added.

Pahadia, 77, was sworn in as the 15th governor of Haryana July 27, succeeding A.R. Kidwai who had completed a five-year term.

Pahadia was the chief minister of Rajasthan from June 1980 to July 1981. He also served as a minister of state of finance in the central government.