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Maneka Gandhi admitted to AIIMS, to undergo surgery

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi was on Friday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where she will undergo a gall bladder surgery soon, said a hospital official here.

The 60-year-old Union Women and Child Development Minister was air-lifted to the premiere hospital after she suffered a severe stomachache during the visit to her parliamentary constituency Pilibhit.

After being rushed to a nearby government hospital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was given the initial medical treatment. She was later referred to the AIIMS for further treatment.

“Manekaji was brought to the hospital at 8.30 p.m. She has been admitted under general surgeon Anurag Srivastava. She will be examined and undergo a gall bladder surgery soon,” the official told IANS.

Gandhi was accompanied by her son and BJP leader Varun Gandhi.

PTI