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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for food poisoning

Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned to hospital for the second time this year when she was admitted to Delhi’s Ganga Ram hospital for food poisoning.

india Updated: May 09, 2017 22:56 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Rhythma Kaul
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Delhi’s Ganga Ram hospital for food poisoning.(PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is undergoing treatment at the capital’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for food poisoning.

Dr D S Rana, Chairman, Board of Management, Ganga Ram, confirmed the news.

“Mrs Gandhi was admitted to the hospital on Sunday due to food poisoning. She is recovering well and will be discharged soon,” Dr Rana told HT.

This is the second time this year that the 70-year-old Gandhi has been admitted to the hospital. She was hospitalized in January with fever and chest congestion.

Read more: Sonia's health improving steadily, say doctors

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

In August last year, she underwent a shoulder reconstruction surgery after collapsing during a rally in Varanasi.

She was flown to Delhi and rushed to Army Hospital Research and Referral from the airport, and later shifted to Ganga Ram where the surgery was performed.

First Published: May 09, 2017 22:44 IST