Sacked deputy chief minister of Telangana state T Rajaiah became seriously ill and was rushed to the Apollo Hospital in Hyderguda on Tuesday evening.
Rajaiah reportedly complained of chest pain and was immediately taken to the hospital. Rajaiah was unceremoniously removed from the post of deputy chief minister and was relieved of his health ministry following the unearthing of a scam in purchasing ambulances to tackle swine flu.
In a sudden development, chief minister KCR sacked him and made his political rival from Jangaon and MP Kadiyam Srihari the new health minister.
Swine Flu has already claimed 28 deaths in the state and two persons succumbed to swine flu on Tuesday.
Rajaiah's son Kranthi said doctors told him that he was out of danger.