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Sheila Dikshit undergoes sinus surgery

PTI  New Delhi, April 19, 2013
First Published: 15:30 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:31 IST(19/4/2013)

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday underwent surgery at a city hospital for sinus problem and is stable.


75-year-old Dikshit was admitted to the Fortis Escorts Heart Hospital on Thursday.

"Dikshit was today operated for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) by her personal ENT consultant Dr Devinder Rai, Vice Chairman of Department of ENT in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital under the care of her personal cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute," a statement said.

The chief minister has been suffering from sinusitis since last one year.

"Of late, she started having nasal obstruction which started impeding her day to day working specially her public speaking," the statement said.

Her surgery took about an hour and she is stable, the statement said, adding, Dikshit will be discharged soon.

Dr Rai and his team comprising Dr Munish Munjal, Dr Nitya and Ishwar Singh from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital operated on Dikshit.

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