Freedom Fighter Bhabani Charan Patnaik Admitted to Hospital

Bhubaneswar, Mar 25 (PTI) Prominent freedom fighter and former MP Bhabani Charan Patnaik was admitted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday following cardiac problems, doctors treating him said.

The 98-year-old Gandhian was shifted to the ICU of the Capital Hospital, they said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed concern and directed the health department to form a medical team to monitor the veteran freedom fighters health condition.

Wishing a speedy recovery, the chief minister said the state government will completely bear the medical expenses.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also wished quick recovery of Patnaik.

A native of Nimapara in Puri district, Patnaik was elected to the Upper House for three terms in 1961, 1966 and 1978. In 2018, he was given the Padma Shri.

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