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PM recovering well after by-pass surgery

delhi Updated: Jan 26, 2009 23:32 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who underwent a successful coronary by-pass surgery to overcome multiple blockages to his heart, is recovering well and his vital parameters are stable, doctors attending on him said on Monday.

The 76-year-old Prime Minister is "recovering well," Dr Vijay D'Silva, who is taking care of Singh in the ICU, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said.

Five grafts were done to overcome the blockages to Singh's heart at AIIMS on Saturday.

A team of doctors from the Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai had performed the over 11-hour-long operation on the Prime Minister. Three AIIMS doctors helped them and several support staff.

Dr K S Reddy, personal physician to the Prime Minister, yesterday said that in four weeks, Singh can do virtually all work and could be fit even for a public meeting.

The date of discharge has not been finalised, but looking at his progress the doctors do not think that Singh would have to remain there for long, he had said.

Reddy had said that the Prime Minister would remain in the hospital at least for another five to six days.