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Sonia Gandhi discharged from Delhi’s Ganga Ram hospital

india Updated: Aug 19, 2016 14:57 IST
Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.(PTI File Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged on Friday from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she underwent a minor procedure after a shoulder reconstruction earlier this month.

The 69-year-old leader was admitted to the west Delhi hospital on Wednesday evening for a follow-up during which doctors removed her sutures after the August 3 surgery.

“Mrs Gandhi has been discharged in a stable condition,” Ganga Ram vice-chairman Dr SP Byotra said. “She was admitted for a planned minor procedure on Wednesday, which she underwent successfully. She has shown good recovery.”

Earlier, last Sunday, Gandhi was discharged from the hospital eleven days after the surgery. Doctors had then said Gandhi would be coming back “within a week” for evaluation of her condition.

The surgery was carried out a day after Gandhi dislocated and fractured her left shoulder during a Congress road-show in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. Mumbai-based Dr Sanjay Desai, who specializes in shoulder reconstruction, was flown in for her surgery.

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

The leader’s condition was serious when she was flown in to Delhi directly from the pilgrim city in Uttar Pradesh, where assembly elections are to be held next year. She was admitted into the intensive care unit of Ganga Ram.

The dizzy spell had led to a fall that had caused the dislocation and fracture of her left shoulder.