Sonia Gandhi suffering from respiratory tract infection, condition stable
The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi was stable on Friday, a day after she was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for an infection in the lower respiratory tract.
New Delhi: The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi was stable on Friday, a day after she was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for an infection in the lower respiratory tract.
Dr Ajay Swaroop, Officiating Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, said, "Gandhi was admitted here yesterday with lower respiratory tract infection. She has been admitted for observation and further examination. According to the morning health bulletin, she is stable and recovering."
The Congress president was admitted to the hospital at around 8:30 pm under the care of Arup Kumar Basu, senior consultant in the chest medicine department.
Basu is leading a team of doctors who are closely monitoring Gandhi.
According to doctors, the problem was quite common in the winter season.
There has been intense speculation about Gandhi's health after her 2011 surgery in the US.
She spent about five weeks in the US, where she reportedly underwent a successful surgery at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
According to media reports, she was also treated for mild asthma for six days in 2008.
Ahead of the Tripura Assembly polls in February 2013, Gandhi, who was scheduled to address two election meetings in the state, cancelled her visit due to ill health.
Gandhi also cancelled her day-long tour of Maharashtra in April ahead of the 2014 General Elections, citing health reasons. She was to address three election rallies.
(With IANS inputs)