Sonia Gandhi Out Of ICU After Undergoing Surgery


New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who earlier this week underwent surgery to repair a shoulder dislocation, has been shifted out of the ICU on Friday and is making steady progress in the hospital. This was according to the latest health bulletin issued on Friday afternoon by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she underwent the surgery.

According to D. S. Rana, chairman (board of management) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital: “Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was admitted under Dr. Arup Basu and his team from Department of Pulmonology and has been operated for a shoulder injury by a team of Dr. Sanjay Desai from Mumbai and Dr. Prateek Gupta, Orthopedic Consultant from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. She is ‘recovering well’.”

Mumbai-based orthopaedic surgeon Sanjay Desai flew down to Delhi for the surgery, which reportedly took about three hours late Wednesday night.

“She had dislocated and fractured her left shoulder in a fall, and we relocated the ball and fixed the fracture using plates and screws. She is fit enough to be discharged in a couple of days. She has to be put on a physiotherapy regime to ensure quick and full healing,” said a hospital source.

Ms. Gandhi was shifted from the Army Research & Referral hospital to the Sir Ganga Ram hospital earlier this week.

Ms. Gandhi, who was in Varanasi on Tuesday to lead a Congress road show, had to be flown back to Delhi after she fell ill. She had dropped out of the road show after she complained of uneasiness. She was reportedly running a fever and her condition was adversely affected because of the hectic schedule. The Congress president was attended by a team of doctors at the VIP lounge of the airport.