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Sonia Gandhi recovering well, say doctors

india Updated: Dec 19, 2014 13:06 IST
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Sonia Gandhi

The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Capital, is stable and she is recovering well from a lung infection, doctors said on Friday.

Gandhi was admitted to the hospital at around 8:30pm on Thursday night for an infection in the lower respiratory tract.

"She was admitted into the hospital for observation and treatment of the lower respiratory tract infection. She had come to the hospital with complains of breathing difficulty and chest congestion," said the medical bulletin released by the hospital.

According to sources in the hospital, Gandhi has been admitted as a precautionary measure and there is no cause for concern.

"She is on medication and is recovering well. There is nothing to worry, it's a minor infection that is commonly seen in this weather," said the source.

Gandhi is being treated by Dr Arup Basu, a senior consultant with the chest medicine department, and his team.

Gandhi's daughter Priyanka reportedly spent the night with her in the hospital.

The hospital will release the next medical bulletin to update about the Congress president's condition at 6pm.

There has been intense speculation about Gandhi's health after her 2011 surgery in the US. She spent about five weeks in the US, where she reportedly underwent a successful surgery at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.