Union minister hurt while getting off chopper, admitted in Delhi hospital

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016,13:10 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Har | Union minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Saturday sustained injuries after he fell on the ground while getting off a helicopter here and was rushed to a Delhi hospital where he was admitted.

The Union Minister of Steel, along with Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, arrived here for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Kendriya Vidyalay at Uchana-Budayan village.

At around 10.30 am, while getting off the chopper, Singh slipped and fell on the ground and received injuries on his right ankle and back, officials said.

A Health Department team attended to the 70-year-old Rajya Sabha member on the spot. After waiting at the helipad for about an hour or so, along with Javadekar and Uchana MLA Prem Lata, Singh was taken to the venue of the function in a car.
He delivered his speech while sitting on a chair.

After the function, Singh was taken by road to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Delhi where he was admitted in the evening.

Hospital sources said x-ray and other tests were performed on the Union minister, the results of which were awaited.

Sources, however, said the Union minister had suffered a muscle rupture.