Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was admitted on Tuesday to a hospital to get treatment for a life-threatening disease. He was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
“Mr Sidhu has been put on blood thinners and has been recovering well. His condition is said to be stable as of now,” said a statement issued by the hospital authorities. 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. Sidhu, showing the sportsman spirit, tweeted about his illness and hoped he would recover soon.
Down but Not Out! Life threatening disease (DVT) With God ‘s Grace will recover. Life is Fragile, handle with Prayer. pic.twitter.com/ifz6UG5bny
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) October 6, 2015