New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Sunday discharged from AIIMS, more than a week after he underwent a successful coronary bypass surgery at the prestigious hospital.
“Prime Minister has been discharged from AIIMS. He was very cheerful and was enquiring about activities and happenings. He is on his way to recovery,” union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss told reporters here.
“I am sure he will recover quickly and it is going to take him about 2 to 3 weeks to come to office and work. In fact, in a week’s time, he will start working from home. By the pace of his recovery, I am sure he will come to office in 2-3 weeks,” he said.
Before getting into the car, the 76-year-old Prime Minister thanked all the doctors and staff who attended on him during the surgery and post-operation period, PM’s media advisor Deepak Sandhu said. He was accompanied by his wife and a daughter.
The Prime Minister was discharged after the doctors completed the pre-discharge tests on Saturday. He was admitted in the hospital on 23 January and underwent the surgery the next day.
The decision to discharge Singh from the hospital was taken by a team of doctors from Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute (AHI) led by surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda.
When asked about post-surgery concerns, Ramadoss said, “Infection is primarily of most concern for us. And we have seen that he has recovered very well”.