Sonia Gandhi stable, discharged from hospital

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2014 17:18 IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from a Delhi hospital on Tuesday afternoon, five days after she was admitted for a serious bout of lower respiratory tract infection.

Doctors treating at Sir Ganga Ram hospital said the 68-year-old politician's condition had improved. "Her condition is stable. She has been advised rest and to continue her medication," said Dr DS Rana chairman, management board, Ganga Ram Hospital.

Gandhi was admitted to the hospital on Thursday evening around 8.30pm, with complains of breathing difficulty and chest congestion.

She was admitted under the care of senior chest specialist Dr Arup Basu and his team in the hospital, which maintained there was no cause for concern as the condition Gandhi suffered from was common in this weather.

Doctors were constantly monitoring her condition and had put her on antibiotics. "Her test results had shown progressive improvement and her infection had died completely. She was made to undergo some breathing exercises that helped in the recovery," said a doctor in the hospital.

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