Delhi: Sonia Gandhi visits Ganga Ram Hospital for ‘routine’ check-up

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2016 23:44 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the roadshow in Varanasi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday for a “routine” medical check-up, two days after she was discharged following treatment for dehydration, fever and a shoulder injury.

“She came for removal of her stitches from the surgery. It was a routine check-up as had been advised when she was discharged last week,” a hospital source said.

The 69-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital on August 3 after being taken ill during a roadshow in Varanasi. She was discharged on August 14 and doctors treating her at the hospital had then said she had recovered from her illness and injury to the left shoulder and was stable.

“Mrs Gandhi is likely to visit the hospital for further evaluation of her condition in the coming week,” DS Rana, chairman of board of management of the hospital, had said the day she was discharged.

Gandhi was admitted under the care of Arup Basu, senior consultant, department of pulmonology and chest medicine.

She was operated upon for shoulder injury by Prateek Gupta, senior consultant and his team from the department of orthopaedics and Sanjay Desai from Mumbai.

The Congress chief was shifted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from the Army Research and Referral Hospital, where she was rushed soon after her arrival from Varanasi around midnight of August 2.

Sonia had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi after she was taken ill. She had fractured her left shoulder during the roadshow.

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