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Covid: BJP MLA to be airlifted to Hyderabad

Indrajit Mahto of Sindri develops lung infection after testing negative
Indrajit Mahto being sent to Ranchi from Asian Jalan Hospital in Dhanbad on Saturday.

Praduman Choubey   |   Dhanbad   |   Published 17.04.21, 08:54 PM

BJP’s Sindri legislator Indrajit Mahto, undergoing treatment at Dhanbad for Covid-19, was rushed to Ranchi after his condition deteriorated on Saturday. He was scheduled to be airlifted to a Hyderabad hospital from the capital.

Mahto was admitted to Jalan Hospital on April 12. He tested negative during the course of the treatment but developed a lung infection that required a more intensive treatment.


Health minister Banna Gupta helped in arranging for Mahto’s treatment in Hyderabad.

“The MLA accompanied by his wife, son and daughter, besides the district general secretary of BJP Nitai Rajwar; Rajar’s nephew and Principal of private B Ed College, Smriti Negi will be airlifted to Hyderabad for better treatment of lung infection,” said Sanjay Jha to The Telegraph Online.

“We waited at Bokaro for around two hours but due to bad weather conditions the air ambulance could not arrive at Bokaro and instead went to Raipur,” said Jha.

“The air ambulance will return to Ranchi from Raipur and the MLA will then be shifted to Hyderabad from Ranchi,” said Jha.

BJP State President Deepak Prakash had made arrangements for Mahto at Medica Super speciality Hospital in Ranchi but his family insisted on him being treated at Chennai or Hyderabad.

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