Punjab's Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been advised complete rest for three to five days as he was "on the brink of losing his voice."
An official statement on Thursday said that Sidhu was on an intensive 17-day election campaign, wherein he addressed more than 70 back-to-back public meetings. "The exhaustive schedule has injured his vocal cords. The doctors tell him that he was on the brink of losing his voice and have suggested a complete 3 to 5-day rest," said the statement further.
An official spokesperson said that the continuous helicopter and plane travel has been detrimental to his health because of him being on embolism treatment, he had suffered a DVT or deep vein thrombosis due to excess air travel some years ago.
"He has undergone a series of blood, tests which require sincere evaluation. He has gone to an undisclosed location for a complete checkup and recovery. He is being administered specialised medication, along with breathing exercises and physiotherapy," added the spokesperson.