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Sonia Gandhi admitted to Delhi hospital after asthma-related problem

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised due to asthma-related problems in New Delhi on Tuesday.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2016 17:44 IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised due to asthma-related problems in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised due to asthma-related problems in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for a fever and possible asthma-related complications.

“She has been admitted under the care of Dr Arup Basu, senior consultant in department of chest and pulmonary medicine, and his team of consultants. Her routine tests are being conducted and she is better today. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two,” said Dr DS Rana, chairman, Ganga Ram Hospital.

The 69-year-old leader is an asthmatic and sources in the hospital said she also had developed aggravated asthma symptoms. “It is quite common in this weather to have chest congestion and wheezing, especially in those who already have a history of respiratory illnesses. She, however, is stable,” said the source.

This is the second time the Congress president has been admitted to the same hospital this year.

She was rushed to the west Delhi hospital in August for a shoulder reconstruction surgery after Gandhi dislocated and fractured her left shoulder during a Congress road-show in Varanasi.

Gandhi also suffered from massive electrolyte imbalance and acute diarrhoea, fever and vomiting.

Her condition was serious when she was flown in to Delhi directly from Uttar Pradesh, where assembly elections are to be held next year.