MP ex-CM Kamal Nath hospitalized in Gurugram after fever, tests covid negative

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan mentioned that he spoke to Congress president Kamal Nath over the phone and wished him a speedy recovery.

  • Publish Date - 8:01 pm, Thu, 10 June 21
MP ex-CM Kamal Nath hospitalized in Gurugram after fever, tests covid negative
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress president Kamal Nath (Photo credits: PTI)

Bhopal: Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress president Kamal Nath was admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram on Wednesday for a routine medical check-up after he complained of fever. “Because of fever for the last two days, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister (Nath) has gone to Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, for a routine check-up and health examination. His coronavirus test is negative. Besides, his routine check-up and all test reports too are normal,” Nath’s media coordinator Narendra Saluja said.

Saluja added, “Kamal Nath Ji cancelled all his tour programmes and has been admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram for a routine checkup.” The former CM’s condition was being monitored by the doctors, he added.

“Along with routine checkups, other necessary tests were conducted and the results were normal,” Saluja said. Nath’s office told that he tested negative to an antigen coronavirus test.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter and wrote, “Received information that former CM Kamal Nathji is unwell. I pray to God for his speedy recovery”. Chouhan also mentioned in the tweet that he spoke to Nath, 74, over the phone and enquired about his health.

Kamal Nath was elected the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 13, 2018, after the Indian National Congress (INC) won 114 seats in the Assembly election. But his 15-month government came to end when he failed the floor test in the Assembly, and he resigned.

The Supreme Court had ordered the floor tests followed by the resignations of 22 MLAs many of them being Jyothiraditya Scindia supporters, which pulled the ruling Congress below the halfway mark in the state Assembly.

Ahead of his resignation, Scindia took to Twitter and mentioned that the people of the state had won. The state government was strayed from the path of public service, he added.

(With inputs from PTI)