PM fit to be discharged

January 31st, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who underwent coronary bypass surgery last week, is “fit to be discharged anytime soon”, his personal physician K. Srinath Reddy said Saturday. “We are in the process of conducting a series of pre-discharge investigations for the prime minister. He is fit to be discharged anytime soon,” Reddy told IANS.

Manmohan Singh, 76, was operated upon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jan 24 to remove five arterial blockages.

According to the team of doctors attending Manmohan Singh, he is “convalescing very well” following his heart surgery and can return home “in a few days”.

“The prime minister is perfectly fit and a decision on his discharge from the hospital will be taken in consultation with his office and some other agencies besides doctors,” Reddy said.

Manmohan Singh’s dietary intake has increased and doctors have told him to “progressively step up physical activity” over the next four weeks, the prime minister’s media adviser Deepak Sandhu had said Friday.

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