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Wearing a seat belt could have saved Gopinath Munde’s life: Harsh Vardhan

Pankaja Munde and relatives during the funeral procession of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde at BJP office in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI) Pankaja Munde and relatives during the funeral procession of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde at BJP office in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: June 4, 2014 1:43 pm

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde would not be dead had he worn a seat belt. According to the Health Minister, it is a misconception that people in back seat don’t need seat belt.

Harsh Vardhan, along with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, was among the first to reach AIIMS trauma centre after Munde got admitted after the accident.

On Tuesday, Harsh Vardhan was the first to inform mediapersons about the actual medical condition of Munde outside AIIMS. “The fracture of his cervical spine C1 and C2 cut off blood supply to the brain stem. This led to failure of his respiratory and cardiac centres. This was caused by the impact between the two cars. There were also two to three tears in the liver which led to collection of blood in his abdomen,” Harsh Vardhan had said.

Union rural development minister Gopinath Munde died of multiple injuries and cardiac arrest following a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning. Munde’s last rites are being held in his village Parli in Maharashtra.

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