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Delhi: Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital day after complaining of breathlessness

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of breathlessness late on Sunday, was discharged on Monday evening.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2017 17:04 IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from hospital a day after complaining of breathlessness.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from hospital a day after complaining of breathlessness.(File Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of breathlessness late on Sunday, was discharged on Monday evening after remaining under observation for a day, doctors said on Tuesday.

The 69-year-old leader was brought to the hospital at around 12.30am on Monday morning.

“She is a known asthmatic and whenever there is a change in the weather, it affects her lung function,” Dr DS Rana, chairperson of the board of governors at Ganga Ram, said.

“After performing relevant tests, the team of doctors decided to admit her to closely monitor her condition. It was just as a precautionary measure and she is stable,” he added.

She is under the care of Dr Arup Kumar Basu, a senior consultant in the hospital’s department of chest and pulmonary medicine and his team.

Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram in November last year after she had developed a high fever. She was discharged two days later after a series of tests performed on her did not show any abnormal result.

She also regularly visits the orthopaedics department after underwent a shoulder reconstruction surgery for dislocated and fractured left shoulder on August 3. She broke her shoulder during a rally.

Gandhi has not addressed any election campaign in Uttar Pradesh and issued appeals to voters through a statement and video