PM Modi visits Parkash Singh Badal in hospital, enquires about his health

The hospital administration was informed about the PM’s visit soon after the summit at the Taj hotel concluded.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published: January 25, 2016 1:40 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to the city on Sunday, visited Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who has been admitted to the PGI hospital here with chest congestion since Friday night.

The hospital administration was informed about the PM’s visit soon after the summit at the Taj hotel concluded. A PGI official told The Indian Express that Modi’s cavalcade arrived at the hospital around 6.20pm. “The Prime Minister interacted with the chief minister for sometime and then left,” said the official.

The PMO had also tweeted that Modi would visit PGI. “PM is visiting Punjab CM Shri Parkash Singh Badal at a hospital in Chandigarh to enquire about his health,” the tweet said.

Sources said Modi enquired about Badal’s health from Dr D Behera, head, pulmonary department, PGI, who is overseeing the CM’s treatment.

An official from the hospital administration said they received instructions from the Chandigarh police that the PM would visit the hospital, but patients and other visitors should not be inconvenienced due to it. “We were informed that the administration should not take any step regarding the visit that could inconvenience people visiting the hospital,” he said.

Doctors said Badal’s condition is stable and better.

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