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Perfectly fine with two glasses of nimbu pani: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, August 15, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who felt ‘mildly’ sick while he was delivering his Independence Speech at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here on Tuesday, said he is perfectly fine now after taking two glasses of nimbu water and would attend all pre-scheduled events for the day  today. 

“Should have had adequate water for parade in sunny humid conditions. Standing under the sun felt little dehydrated. Perfectly fine now with two glasses of nimbu pani,” Patnaik took to the twitter to inform about his health condition to his well wishers.

“Attending the rest of days programmes as scheduled. Must tell all of you to drink adequate water before going out in the sun to avoid dehydration. Thank you all for your wishes and wish you all a Happy Independence Day!,” the CM further tweeted.

The CM, while reading out his written speech earlier in the morning today at the State-level Independence Day celebration in the State capital, was seen heavily sweating. After he stared reading the speech, his voice gradually got slower and he could not finish it.

The CM’s personal security officer present on the podium immediately arranged a wooden chair for him where the CM sat for a few minutes to recover from the instant sickness. Security personnel exposed a standing air-conditioner towards the CM to reduce to his sweating.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Director General of Police K B Singh who were also present near the podium appeared quite worried over the CM’s uneasiness and the Chief Secretary was seen asking him if he was feeling alright or required immediate medical assistance.

Meanwhile, security personnel alerted the ambulance and medical staffs. An ambulance deployed in the carcade of the CM was kept ready to rush the CM to the Capital Hospital. The CM, however, kept sitting on the chair for a few minutes.

After he recovered a little, the CM returned to his residence ‘Naveen Niwas’ where doctors from Capital Hospital treated him.

Minutes later, the Chief Minister’s Office clarified that Patnaik was quite well and he would attend all his official programmes scheduled for the day.

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