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Congress president Sonia Gandhi recovers, discharged from hospital

Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram hospital on May 7 and was undergoing treatment for food poisoning.

india Updated: May 12, 2017 21:07 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Rhythma Kaul
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital for food poisoning.(PTI File Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to a city hospital on Sunday for food poisoning, was discharged on Friday.

The doctors, who treated her at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, were satisfied with her recovery.

“Mrs Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted on Sunday, 7th May, 2017, for food poisoning has recovered,” said Dr DS Rana, chairman, board of management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

“Mrs Gandhi was discharged around 7pm. Her condition at the time of discharge was stable,” he said.

This is the second time so far this year that 70-year-old Gandhi was admitted to the hospital. She was last admitted in January, with complains of fever and chest congestion.

Gandhi has a history of asthma and is usually under the care of chest specialist Dr Arup Basu at Ganga Ram.

Prior to that, she was twice admitted to the hospital.

She also underwent a shoulder reconstruction surgery last year, after she had collapsed during a rally in Varanasi last August.

Gandhi was flown to Delhi and rushed to Army Hospital Research & Referral from the airport, and later shifted to Ganga Ram where she underwent the shoulder surgery.

First Published: May 12, 2017 21:03 IST