Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to be discharged on Wednesday from Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, a week after undergoing a shoulder-reconstruction surgery.
A board of specialists created to treat her has reviewed her condition and will take a decision on her discharge in the next 30 minutes .
“She is much better now, and the doctors also think she is fit enough to be discharged. They should decide in next half an hour,” said Dr DS Rana, chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
The 69-year-old had dislocated and fractured her left shoulder last week during a road show in Varanasi, a part of the Congress’ poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
Mumbai-based Dr Sanjay Desai was flown in for Gandhi’s surgery as he specialises in shoulder reconstruction.
However, since Gandhi suffered from massive electrolyte imbalance and had severe symptoms including acute diarrhoea and vomiting, doctors were waiting for her to regain body strength before discharging her.
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“Her shoulder was healing well but we were looking at general overall recovery,” said Dr Prateek Kumar Gupta, sports medicine specialist at Ganga Ram.
Dr Gupta was part of the team that operated upon Gandhi.
The humid weather can also cause infection in the wound — a risk doctors didn’t want to take.
“There has been so sign of infection so far,” said Dr Gupta.
Gandhi was flown in to Delhi in a serious condition, and was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital last Wednesday afternoon.
She was shifted to Ganga Ram from Research & Referral (Army) Hospital, where she spent Tuesday night in the ICU.
She was taken to R&R’s emergency at around midnight, where she was treated for fever, high blood pressure and dehydration.
The dizzy spell had led to a fall that had caused the dislocation and fracture of her left shoulder.
She was initially put on IV-fluids to stabilise her condition at R&R.
Gandhi had been running a fever for a few days before leaving for Varanasi.