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Ramvilas Paswan discharged from hospital

Last updated on: January 14, 2017 18:39 IST

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party president Ramvilas Paswan, who was admitted to the ICU of a hospital after he complained of breathlessness, has been discharged on Saturday.

"Paswan has been discharged from the hospital after his full recovery," Doctor Pramod Kumar, head of Cardiology unit of PARAS HMRI hospital, where the minister was admitted, said.

Paswan's officer on special duty R C Meena said that the minister would fly to New Delhi on Friday evening.

Paswan was taken to his home in Sri Krishnapuri locality here by his son and MP, Chirag Paswan.

Paswan, 70, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after he complained of breathlessness. The LJP chief had shown signs of recovery since yesterday morning and also had a chat with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar later in the day.

Director of Medical Services of Paras HMRI Dr Talat Halim had on Friday stated Paswan's condition to be stable.

The Union minister had arrived in Patna on Thursday on a four-day tour of the state during which he had some political engagements in Patna, Khagaria, Begusarai and Mokamah before hosting Makarsankranti feast on January 15.

Several top leaders visited the hospital to enquire about his health. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Paswan at the hospital on his return from the Begusarai leg of 'Nishchay Yatra'.

Union Minister Ramkripal Yadav, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, visited Paswan at the hospital.

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad accompanied by his sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the health minister of the state, too met the Union Minister at the hospital.

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