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Rosaiah hospitalised, leaves for Chennai after discharge

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Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah being treated at Dr. Ramesh Hospitals in Vijayawada on Tuesday.- PHOTO: V. RAJU
Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah being treated at Dr. Ramesh Hospitals in Vijayawada on Tuesday.- PHOTO: V. RAJU

Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah was hospitalised when he developed suffocation and restlessness coupled with sweating while he was attending a private function here on Tuesday.

He was diagnosed having high blood pressure (220/100), which was medically controlled at Dr. Ramesh Hospitals in the city after admitting in Intensive Care Unit for a couple of hours. Chief Cardiologist P. Ramesh Babu, who attended on him, told The Hindu that the Governor had high blood pressure (220/100), which was brought under control.

A known diabetic and hypertensive, 79-year-old Rosaiah had undergone bypass surgery in 2007, so had to be cautious under such conditions, but Mr. Rosaiah insisted on going back to Chennai and a special aircraft was flown to Vijayawada. The Governor was discharged at 4.45 p.m. and was accompanied by two cardiologists from the hospital on the plane.

He reported uneasiness at about 12.45 p.m. and was rushed to the hospital by local MLA Vellampalli Srinivas and at the time of discharge ECG and Eco tests were normal and BP was under control (150/80), said Dr. Ramesh.

Earlier, at the venue, which was not air-conditioned, he complained of excess heat and sweating and was seen wiping head/face repeatedly and talked about it with the mediapersons sitting close to him. He was restless for about 20 minutes. The Commissioner of Police N. Madhusudhana Reddy and Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy along with Vijayawada Central MLA called on Mr. Rosaiah at the hospital.

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