KCR falls ill, doctors advise rest
Deccan Chronicle.| L Venkat Ram Reddy
Rao complained of weakness and pain in the left arm and doctors conducted a preliminary examination
KCR has been advised rest for a week, the doctor said. (Image by Arrangement)
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao was admitted to a private hospital here on Friday for nearly three hours after he complained of weakness and severe pain in the left arm. The Chief Minister underwent a battery of tests including angiogram, ECG, 2D-ECHO, MRI and CT scans of brain and neck. Doctors said all the test reports were normal.
Doctors discharged him later and advised the Chief Minister to take one week of complete rest.
The Chief Minister complained of weakness and severe pain in his left arm at around 8 am on Friday. A team of specialists from a private hospital in Somajiguda including general physician Dr M. V. Rao and cardiologist Dr K. Pramod Kumar, who have been looking after the Chief Minister’s health for a long time, rushed to Pragathi Bhavan to conduct a physical check-up and later decided to shift him to the hospital for diagnostic tests at around 11.45 am.
Chief Minister’s wife Shobha, son K. T. Rama Rao, daughter K. Kavitha, grandson Himanshu, minister T. Harish Rao, MP J. Santosh Kumar, minister V. Srinivas Goud, former MP B. Vinod Kumar, MP Maloth Kavitha, MLCs Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Seri Subhash Reddy, MLAs Danam Nagender, Redya Naik, chief secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M. Mahender Reddy, Hyderabad police commissioner C.V. Anand, DCP Joel David and several others accompanied the Chief Minister to the hospital.
The Chief Minister was taken inside the hospital on a stretcher giving anxious moments for TRS leaders, cadre and people who watched the visuals on TV channels and eagerly waited to know his health condition. After conducting all the tests, the doctors discharged him at around 2.45 pm. The Chief Minister walked out of the hospital to his convoy along with his family members and proceeded to Pragathi Bhavan.
Dr Rao said the neck and spinal MRI and CT scans revealed that Chief Minister was experiencing pain in the left arm due to cervical spondylitis, a general term to describe wear and tear that impacts the spinal disks of the neck.
Following this, the Chief Minister’s scheduled tour to Yadadri temple on Friday to review arrangements for reopening of the renovated temple complex was cancelled.