Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for second time: Congress chief has viral fever, confirms party

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised on Monday evening as reports said that she may be suffering from a viral fever. This is the second time this year the Congress president has been hospitalised.

According to ANI, Sonia has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala confirmed and said that Sonia will be in hospital for two days.

Sources said that 69-year-old Gandhi was down with viral fever and was brought to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital around 8 pm on Monday. Doctors who are treating her said she was feeling much better today.

She will also undergo some tests at Sir Gangaram hospital, they said.

"Sonia Gandhi has been admitted under the care of Dr Arun Kumar Basu, senior consultant in Department of Chest and Pulmonology Medicine and his team of consultants. Gandhi's routine tests are being conducted and is  better today (Tuesday). She is likely to be discharged in a day or two," Chairman of the hospital's Board of Management D S Rana said. Gandhi's daughter Priyanka has been with her while son Rahul visited her on Tuesday.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said there was no cause for worry and the party president will resume Parliament duty soon.

On 3 August, the Congress chief had to cut her visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi short, as she was unwell and had to be hospitalised. She had been taken to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital at that time but was soon shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

PTI had then reported that she had undergone a surgery on her left shoulder and doctors had said that she had recovered from the injury. She had been discharged from the hospital on 14 August after 11 days of hospitalisation.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2016 18:06:40 IST

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