Gujarat BJP MP who fell in drain stable

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Mumbai, May 18: The condition of Jamnagar Lok Sabha MP Poonam Madam, who was injured after falling into a drain on Monday and flown to Mumbai, is stable, hospital officials here said.

The 41-year-old BJP MP, who suffered head injuries in the accident which occurred when she was inspecting a demolition site at a locality in Jamnagar, is undergoing treatment at the Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Poonam Madam

"Her condition is stable," a hospital spokesperson told PTI. A Mumbai BJP MP, who is slated to meet her today, said she was "doing well", and added that there was no cause of concern.

Madam had gone to Jalaramnagar area in Jamnagar city of Gujarat on Monday when residents were protesting against the demolition of 237 housing units by the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

She was speaking to officials outside one of the housing units when a slab which covered the underground drain on which she was standing collapsed.

Madam had suffered a 4-inch deep gash on her head and also hurt her shoulder and foot. She received five stitches on her head, doctors who treated her at a private hospital in Jamnagar had earlier said.


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