Sonia Gandhi, Congress President, has undergone shoulder surgery at Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi and is making steady progress. “Mrs Sonia Gandhi has been shifted out of the ICU and is making steady progress in the hospital.” “She 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,” according to a health bulletin issued by Dr D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of the hospital.
Sonia dislocated her left shoulder when she fainted on Tuesday while launching the party’s campaign for next year’s Uttar Pradesh state election in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency. Gandhi suffered acute dehydration while travelling in an open vehicle for four hours through large crowds.
“She had dislocated her shoulder after a fall and is now under observation for 48 hours,” said a senior party official. Gandhi was shifted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday from the Army Research and Referral Hospital. She had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi after she was taken ill. She had fractured her left shoulder during the roadshow.
The Congress president was shifted out of the ICU yesterday. A number of senior Congress leaders visited her at the hospital which include Sheila Dikshit and Raj Babbar. Sources said the operation on her shoulder on Wednesday night lasted for nearly two hours. They said she is likely to remain at the hospital for at least five days and will need physiotherapy.