Congress chief Navjot Sidhu admitted to Chandigarh’s PGIMER : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh/Patiala, June 6

Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, lodged in Patiala central jail, was admitted to Chandigarh’s PGIMER on Monday afternoon.

“Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been admitted in Heptology ward, Nehru Hospital Extension , PGIMER, Chandigarh, right now because of liver-related issues and require additional analysis. He has been saved beneath statement and is steady now,” Prof Virender Singh, head of Hepatology division stated in a press release.

Sidhu was admitted to the PGIMER the place he had been introduced beneath heavy safety from Patiala jail. 

The previous Punjab Congress chief on Might 20 was despatched to Patiala central jail after he surrendered earlier than an area court docket. He has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Courtroom in a 1988 street rage demise case.

About two weeks again, Sidhu was taken to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala for medical examination.

The cricketer-turned-politician’s counsel HPS Verma had just lately stated Sidhu had sought a particular eating regimen in jail. In keeping with the counsel, Sidhu can’t devour wheat, sugar, ‘maida’ and another meals objects.

“He can have berries, papaya, guava, double-toned milk and meals objects which don’t have fibre and carbohydrates,” Verma had stated.

The 58-year-old Congress chief suffers from medical circumstances like embolism and has a liver ailment. In 2015, Sidhu additionally underwent therapy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at a hospital in Delhi.

DVT is brought on by a blood clot in a deep vein which hinders the traditional blood stream.

The apex court docket had sentenced Sidhu within the 34-year-old case, saying any undue sympathy in imposing an insufficient sentence would do extra hurt to the justice system and undermine the general public confidence within the efficacy of legislation.

A 65-year-old man, named Gurnam Singh, had died within the incident.

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