Sonia Gandhi discharged from Delhi hospital after 11 days

  • Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2016 19:47 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi fell during the roadshow in Varanasi on August 2 and broke her left shoulder. (Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who underwent shoulder reconstruction surgery at New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on August 3, was discharged on Sunday.

The panel of doctors that was treating her reviewed her condition and decided to discharge her around 8 am after determining that her infection had healed and that she no longer had fever.

“Mrs Gandhi was discharged from the hospital this morning in a stable condition. She has been advised rest and to continue her medication,” said Dr DS Rana, chairman, Ganga Ram Hospital. “She is likely to visit the hospital for further evaluation of her condition in the coming week.”

The 69-year-old veteran leader had dislocated and fractured her left shoulder in a fall after suffering dizziness during a road show in Varanasi on August 2. She had been running a fever for a few days ahead of the road show.

Mumbai-based orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sanjay Desai, who specialises in shoulder reconstruction, had flown to Delhi for the surgery.

The Congress chief also suffered from massive electrolyte imbalance that also triggered diarrhoea, fever and vomiting.

She was flown to Delhi directly from her road show in Varanasi in a serious condition and was admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital. A day later, on August 3, she was shifted to Ganga Ram hospital.

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