Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is set to undergo an angioplasty procedure in a Jaipur hospital after experiencing severe chest pain. The Congress leader who had tested positive for COVID-19 in April this year said that his recovery has been interspersed with health issues.
Angioplasty is a is a nonsurgical procedure used to open clogged or narrow coronary arteries and restore blood flow. Gehlot will undergo the operation at the SMS hospital in the near future. While he mentioned getting his CT angiography done from the same hospital, there was no date or timeframe given for the angioplasty.
"Post COVID-19 I was having health issues and since yesterday I was having severe pain in my chest. Just got my CT Angio done in SMS hospital. Angioplasty will be done. I am happy that I'm getting it done at SMS Hospital. I am fine and will be back soon. Your blessings and well wishes are with me," Gehlot tweeted.
Reacting to the news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken to Twitter to wish the the Chief Minister well. "Praying for your good health and swift recovery, Ashok Gehlot Ji," he tweeted.