Former India cricketer and BJP leader, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was admitted to Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital after being diagnosed with life-threatening acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is making a steady recovery and doesn’t require any surgical intervention as of now.
“Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a life threatening condition if not treated in time. He is being treated by our team of experts and is making steady recovery. No surgery/intervention is being planned for now. He is medically stable,” the hospital said in a medical bulletin.
Earlier on Wednesday, Sidhu received wishes for a speedy recovery from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
“Dear @sherryontopp ji, get well soon. You are a fighter & will overcome the illness in your trademark style. Our prayers are with you,” the PM tweeted on Wednesday.
DVT is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein which hinders the normal blood flow. The symptoms may include swelling, pain, and tenderness, often in the legs.
Mohammad Azharuddin paid a surprise visit to Sidhu at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital on Thursday. Reportedly, Azharuddin went into Sidhu’s room by telling the hospital staff, “My brother is inside.“
Sidhu promptly took to social media to express his happiness that Azharuddin, a former Congress MP, visited him. Sidhu tweeted a photo of him with Azharuddin near his bedside and wrote, “Old Gold, Old Wine, Old Friends – Still the Best!“
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