Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who was hospitalised on Monday evening with high fever, is stable. She is likely to be discharged on Saturday.
Dikshit, 73, was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre because of dehydration, says senior cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth, who is treating her. “Sheila Dikshit is recovering well. Her fever is settling down and all her blood tests have confirmed that she is stable,” said Dr Seth, chairman of cardiovascular sciences at the hospital.
Dikshit was admitted with fever, ranging between 102 and 103 degrees. “She was so dehydrated that we thought it was best to administer intravenous fluids in the hospital as it would give her the much needed rest, away from work and visitors,” said Seth, who has been her cardiologist since 2001 when Dr Naresh Trehan did her heart bypass surgery at Escorts.
In 2006, Dikshit had an angioplasty at Max Hospital, Saket. “She’s regular with follow-ups and her present condition is unrelated to heart. She undergoes a check-up every six months and follows severe dietary restrictions,” said Dr Seth.