MP who collapsed in Parliament hospitalized

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:18 hrs

New Delhi: A TDP lawmaker who collapsed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday while protesting over the Telangana issue has been admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, an official said.

Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) K. Narayana Rao was protesting near the speaker's podium after the house reconvened at 2 p.m. Suddenly, he collapsed on the floor and was rushed to the hospital while the house was adjourned.

Hospital medical superintendent H.K. Kar said Rao has a heart disease and was advised to undergo an open heart surgery last week by doctors back home in Hyderabad.

"Too much exertion and excitement resulted in an increase in his blood pressure and pulse rate. His heart condition added to the problem as he felt suffocated and out of breath," Kar said.

Rao was brought to the hospital just after 2 p.m. and was immediately examined by a cardiologist and a physician. He was then admitted to the CCU and is currently under observation.

Three more parliamentarians who were brought to the hospital with complaints of itching in the eyes and on their skin, after a suspended Congress MP used pepper spray in the Lok Sabha, were treated and later discharged.

Poonam Prabhakar, Vinay Kumar Pandey and Balram Naik, all from the Congress, were taken to the hospital just after noon.

"We gave them saline wash and antibiotics and kept them under observation for a couple of hours. They were discharged around 2.30 p.m. when they felt better," said Kar.

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