MUMBAI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar was on Wednesday admitted to Breach Candy Hospital here after he fractured his hip bone in a fall at the garden of his Delhi house. The doctors have advised one week’s rest for the Maratha strongman.
Pawar, 73, lost his footing while taking a walk on Tuesday morning. A preliminary scan revealed that he had suffered a fracture to his hip bone.
He was flown to the city in the morning on an air ambulance. Normally, air ambulances are allowed to land at the smaller Juhu aerodrome.
However, the Airport Authority of India made an exception for Pawar’s ambulance, a King Air B200 aircraft, and allowed it to land at the domestic airport, which has better landing facilities. Pawar’s wife Pratibha and MP daughter Supriya Sule accompanied him.
A NCP leader said Pawar had been stretchered throughout the journey and that his leg was plastered.
“A doctor has visited Pawar saheb after he suffered the injury. The X-ray report showed a fracture on his right leg. He also has an injury on his back. He asked his family members to shift him to Breach Candy Hospital. His condition is stable and there is no reason to worry,” Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said.
The doctors treating Pawar are likely to perform surgery on him in the next couple of days.
Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar, who was on a tour of drought-hit areas in the Marathwada region, rushed back to Mumbai after cutting short his trip.