NEW DELHI, AUG 3: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is dehydrated but stable, said Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where she was shifted today from Army’s Research and Referral Hospital.
“Mrs Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital today at 1:30 PM under the care of Dr Arup Basu and his team from Department of Pulmonology.
“She is dehydrated but is presently stable and her further investigations are being conducted. She is advised rest,” Chairman of the hospital Dr D S Rana said in a medical bulletin.
The 69-year-old Congress chief returned here by a chartered flight close to midnight after she had to abandon the 8-km roadshow in Varanasi midway due to illness.
After landing, Sonia was taken to the RR Hospital, which is close to the airport.
Earlier in the day, AICC media cell in-charge Randeep Surjewala had said that she is stable and is recovering under medical supervision.
“Yesterday itself, she had said that she would return to Varanasi to meet the people and to have ‘darshan of the historical temple of Kashi Vishwanath Ji’. On return, she was admitted to hospital in Delhi, is stable and is recovering under medical supervision”, he had said in a statement.
The Congress President is overwhelmed by the concern and affection of fellow countrymen and crores of Congressmen and has thanked everyone for their good wishes, he had said.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, were by her side. Her son-in-law Robert Vadra also visited her.
Senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had yesterday said that her condition was “stable” after she suffered a bout of “dehydration, vomited and had fever” in Varanasi.–PTI