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Sidhu injures vocal cords after hectic campaigning, docs advise 3-5 days rest

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

is "on the brink" of losing his voice after 17 days of intensive election campaigning and has been advised "complete rest" for three to five days by doctors, the government said Thursday

Punjab's local government, tourism and cultural affairs minister, who has injured his vocal cords, has left an undisclosed destination for a complete check-up and recovery, a government release said.

was the Congress' star and addressed over 70 public meetings in 17 days ahead of elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana.

The 55-year-old former and television personality, known for his quick wit and oratory, was also in on November 28 on its Imran Khan's personal invitation to attend the ground-breaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor.

"Mr was on an intensive 17-day election campaign, wherein headdressed more than 70 back-to- back public meetings and the exhaustive schedule has injured his vocal cords. The doctors told him that he was on the brink of losing his voice and therefore they have suggested complete 3 to 5 days rest," the release said.

The release added that the "continuous helicopter and has been detrimental to his health because of him being on treatment as he had suffereda DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) due to excess air travel some years ago".

Sidhu has undergone a series of blood tests which require evaluation and has gone to an undisclosed location for a complete check up and recovery, it added.

He is beingadministered specialised medication along with and physiotherapy, it said.

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder - with in India's district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 13:50 IST
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