Pilibhit: Maneka Gandhi, Union Women Child Development Minister, was diagnosed with gall bladder stones and is admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi after she complained of stomach pain in her Pilibhit constituency.
Ms Gandhi was initially admitted to a local government hospital in Pilibhit and was then flown to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS where she will be admitted for a day or so.
"A team of doctors has examined her. Her condition is fine and she will be under observation at AIIMS for a day or so. The treatment for gall bladder stone will continue," the Women Child Development Ministry said in a statement.
"She will be admitted under general surgeon Anurag Srivastava. She will be examined and undergo a gall bladder surgery today (Friday) itself," an official told IANS.
Ms Gandhi, 60, had held a meeting with the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police at Pilibhit this morning, after which she went to a guest house at Bisalpur road. She complained of stomach pain around 3 pm in Pilibhit, following which she was admitted to the emergency ward of a government hospital there.
(with inputs from agencies)