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‘Sunanda was not diagnosed with life-threatening disease’

Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda’s son Shiv Menon with her body at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo) Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda’s son Shiv Menon with her body at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Posted: January 19, 2014 12:48 am | Updated: January 19, 2014 10:51 am

 

Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), where Sunanda Tharoor had undergone treatment from January 12 to 14, has said she was not diagnosed with any life-threatening disease.

After being discharged from the hospital, Sunanda, along with Shashi Tharoor, had gone to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple to take part in the Laksham Deepam festival. They left for Delhi on January 15.

KIMS Hospital director and cardiologist Dr G Vijayaraghavan said Pushkar was not diagnosed with any serious medical condition that could cause immediate death. “Her ailments were common to any woman above the age of 50. Her death has shocked us,’’ he said, adding that they could not reveal the patient’s medical details.

“Information on her medical condition was passed on to her and Shashi Tharoor, who had been with her during the hospital stay. During her stay at KIMS, she was comfortable and happy,’’ said Dr Vijayaraghavan.

He refuted media reports, which quoted a personal staff of Tharoor as saying that Pushkar was so unwell she had to use a wheel chair at the Thiruvananthapuram airport Wednesday. “Pushkar walked out of the hospital after being discharged the previous day,’’ he said, adding that results were sent to her and she promised to report for a review on January 20.

Tharoor’s relative Narayanan Nair, who lives in their ancestral home in Palakkad, said Sunanda had told him two years back that she was not well.

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