Sonia recovering fast from shoulder injury, overall condition improving: Hospital

Doctors treating the Congress president indicated that she may be discharged in the next couple of days.

Published: 08th August 2016 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

Sonia Varanasi PTI

Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi during a party road show in the view of upcoming UP Assembly elections in Varanasi on Tuesday. | PTI


NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is recovering fast from shoulder injury and her overall condition is improving towards normalcy, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she has been admitted for the last six days, said today.

The hospital said all her systemic functions are stable while doctors treating her indicated that she may be discharged in the next couple of days.

"Sonia Gandhi who has been admitted under the care of Dr. Arup Basu and his team from Department of Pulmonology, is afebrile (has no fever).

"All her systemic functions are stable. Gandhi's condition is steadily improving towards normalcy. She is recovering fast for shoulder injury under Dr Prateek Gupta and his team from Department of Orthopaedics," said Dr D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of the hospital.

Gandhi had undergone a surgery on her left shoulder five days ago. She has been doing mild exercises for last three days as part of post-operative physiotherapy.

69-year-old Gandhi was shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday from the Army Research and Referral Hospital, where she was rushed soon after her arrival from Varanasi around midnight on Tuesday.

She had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi after she was taken ill. She had fractured her left shoulder during the roadshow. The Congress president was shifted out of the ICU on Thursday.

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