Actress-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan has been discharged from the hospital on Monday evening, sources close to the Trinamool Congress MP have stated. The sources have dismissed reports of a drug overdose as "rumours". Jahan on Sunday was rushed to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata at around 9:30 pm after she reportedly complained of breathing problems. Initial news suggested it to be a case of medicine overdose which was quashed by Nusrat Jahan's spokesperson.
"Nusrat has a history of asthma and uses an inhaler to treat breathing difficulties. On Sunday night, she had to be admitted to Apollo because of breathlessness after the problem became a bit serious and the inhaler could not give her any respite. Nusrat Jahan was under observation and her vitals are now fine", said Abhishek Mazumdar, spokesperson of the MP. Reacting to reports of a medicine overdose that led to her hospitalisation, Abhishek dismissed them as 'baseless'. "She will be back in action and will be attending Parliament session soon," he said.
Nusrat was rushed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital on Sunday night. The spokesperson said that as she is a VVIP patient, it was a better decision to keep her in standard care unit, so that she can be taken care of well by the team of doctors. According to sources, Nusrat's husband Nikhil Jain was in the hospital since Sunday night. On Sunday, the couple had celebrated Jain's birthday, and Nusrat had posted a photo of their celebrations on Instagram.
Nusrat Jahan who has been an extremely popular Bengali film actress ventured into politics in 2019 and contested the 2019 General Elections from Basirhat in Bengal on a TMC ticket. Nusrat had defeated her nearest rival BJP’s Sayantan Ghosh by 3,50,369 votes.