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‘Ma’ is much better, says Rahul after Sonia Gandhi is admitted to Delhi hospital

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with an upset stomach on Friday evening.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2017 15:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Hours after Congress president Sonia Gandhi was flown to a hospital in New Delhi from Shimla on Friday, her son and the party’s number two Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to assure supporters that she was recovering.

By Saturday afternoon, it had been retweeted over 5,000 times.

The Congress president was rushed to a hospital with an upset stomach Friday evening.

Her latest bout of illness forced her to cut short her vacation in Shimla.

DS Rana, chairman (Board of Management) of the Ganga Ram Hospital had said that the 7—year-old Sonia Gandhiwas under observation.

“Sonia Gandhi was brought to the hospital at 5pm today (Friday). She has been found to be suffering from stomach upset and has been admitted for observation,” Rana said in a statement.

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According to sources, a team of doctors from the hospital was deputed to bring her back from Shimla in an air ambulance.

This is the third time Gandhi has been hospitalised this year. In May, she came down with food poisoning and spent nearly a week in the hospital. Earlier, in January, she was hospitalised with fever and chest congestion.

Last year, at a road show in Varanasi she fell sick and aborted the campaign. She then fractured her shoulder and underwent a surgery at the same hospital.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 10:29 IST