Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat got struck by cardiac arrest while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP president Amit Shah at the state party headquarters on Saturday.

The minister collapsed at the meeting, post which he was rushed to the SMS hospital. Initially, doctors claimed that he was serious, however, moments after being put on a ventilator, the minister’s breathing was catching up.

“Blood pressure, cardiac rhythm, and hemodynamics of MP Sanwar Lal Jat are properly maintained, but he is unconscious, critical and on the ventilator,” the medical bulletin released by Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital dated July 22 said.

“The 62-year old leader was admitted to the hospital around 2 pm in a severely critical condition,” the report said. “He was in an unconscious state with a non-recordable pulse, blood pressure, and respiration,” the report added.

He was immediately attended to by senior cardiologists and necessary cardiac resuscitation was done.

After doctors saw no imporvement in his condition, Jat was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) where his health was closely evaluated by a team of specialised doctors consisting of cardiologist, intensivist, nephrologists and neurologist.

Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf was also present at the hospital. “Jat is still unconscious and will be under 48-hour observation,” Saraf informed.

Both kidneys of Jat are damaged and hence, he had undergone dialysis before the meeting on Saturday. He is also suffering from heart problem and diabetes.

CM Raje also came to the hospital to take stock of the health status of Jat. Meanwhile, the meeting was adjourned for sometime. However, later the meeting was resumed and followed by a speech by BJP President Amit Shah who addressed all the party workers present at the meeting.

Jat had defeated the Congress’s Sachin Pilot in Ajmer in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.


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