NCP chief Sharad Pawar discharged from hospital

Pune/Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who was hospitalised on Sunday following a “minor kidney problem” and “water retention”, was discharged this morning, hospital authorities said.

The 75-year-old former Union Minister was admitted to city-based Ruby Hall Clinic. “He is absolutely fine and after keeping him under observation for over two days, we have now given him discharge from the hospital this morning,” said Dr Sanjay Pathare, Assistant Director, Medical Services, Ruby Hall Clinic.

Sharad Pawar discharged from hospital “After discharge from the hospital, Pawar left for Mumbai by a helicopter”, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told PTI. “After landing at the Mahalaxmi helipad, the NCP chief will proceed to his home in South Mumbai,” he added.

On Tuesday, NCP’s Maharashtra unit president Sunil Tatkare had said that Pawar had to be hospitalised after he suffered a reaction to a medicine that he was taking.

Earlier, Dr Parvez Grant, Managing Trustee and Chief Cardiologist of Ruby Hall clinic, had said that Pawar was suffering from a ‘minor kidney problem’ and ‘water retention’.