Himachal Pradesh chief secretary Sudripta Roy, who was under treatment for brain haemorrhage, has been discharged from Medanta, a private hospital in Gurgaon.
Roy has now been shifted to his house in New Delhi. "He was discharge on Thursday afternoon. Though he is feeling weak, he is on the road to recovery," Chandna Roy, his wife, told Hindustan Times over the phone from Delhi.
Chandna also set rubbished reports in a section of media that the Himachal Pradesh government had not paid heed to Roy when he was hospitalised. "Reports that Himachal Pradesh government had not paid attention are false. My family is grateful to the state government; it had taken due care of my husband all the while he was in hospital," she said.
Roy had suffered a brain haemorrhage on October 10, 2013. He was first admitted to Indira Gandhi medical College (IGMC), Shimla, then referred to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. On November 21, he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon. Though he was operated upon, he continued to be in coma.
Roy, 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, had assumed office of the chief secretary in May 2012. After Roy suffered a brain stoke, government had given the officiating charge of chief secretary to P Mitra, who also holds charge of the home department.