PM views R Day on TV, shows further improvement

January 26th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday watched the annual Republic Day parade here on television from his hospital bed as doctors said he showed further improvement following a heart surgery two days ago.”The prime minister is showing further improvement in his health. In the morning he watched the Republic Day function on television,” D.K. Gupta, medical superintendent of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), told IANS.

This is the first time a prime minister has skipped the Jan 26 Republic Day celebrations. Defence Minister A.K. Antony stood in for Manmohan Singh during the ceremonies.

Manmohan Singh, 76, underwent a 11-hour bypass heart surgery at the AIIMS. He is expected to be in the hospital for about a week.

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