BJP city chief Mathkari hospitalised

Vikas Mathkari

BJP city chief Vikas Mathkari was on Monday afternoon admitted to the ICU of Poona Hospital and Research Centre after a minor paralytic attack. Doctors treating him said he is stable and under observation.

A BJP leader said 47-year-old Mathkari felt a little uneasy on Monday afternoon after his workout and thus consulted doctors at the Poona Hospital. "An MRI was suggested following which he was shifted to the ICU for treatment,'' said the leader. According to a medical bulletin issued by the hospital, Mathkari is being treated by Dr V G Shah, Dr T K Sharma and a team led by Dr Sudhir Kothari, HoD, neurosurgery department.

Party members present in the hospital said he could talk but doctors have asked him not to take stress. "He is being continuously monitored by the medical team,'' said the members. According to Dr Sharma, Mathkari was stable and was under observation. BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari and leader Vinod Tawade are constantly in touch with other city party members. "Gadkariji will come to Pune tomorrow and will visit the hospital,'' a member said, adding that other senior leaders from the state too are scheduled to meet him. City BJP MLAs Girish Bapat and other members also visited the hospital, said the member.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.