Congress President Sonia Gandhi made her first public and official engagement, meeting visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe in New Delhi, in two months after she fell ill.
The 69-year-old Congress president had suddenly taken ill on August 2 during her roadshow in Varanasi. She was rushed to Delhi and was admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital first before being shifted to Sri Gangaram Hospital.
She was also treated for a shoulder injury that she had sustained. Congress sources said Gandhi will be meeting Wickramasinghe along with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma.
It may be recalled that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged after 11 days of hospitalisation after being treated for her illness and shoulder injury. The Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she was admitted on August 3, said her medical condition was stable and has been advised rest. She had undergone a surgery on her left shoulder on August 3 and doctors said she has recovered from the injury. Gandhi was admitted under the care of Arup Basu, senior consultant, Department of Pulmonology and Chest Medicine and his team.
She was operated for her shoulder injury at the hospital by Prateek Gupta, senior consultant and his team from Departmenent of Orthopaedics and Sanjay Desai from Mumbai.
Gandhi was shifted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from the Army Research and Referral Hospital, where she was rushed soon after her arrival from Varanasi around midnight of August 2.
The Congress president had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi after she was taken ill. She had fractured her left shoulder during the roadshow. The show in- fact was a great success with many people coming out on the streets and raising hopes for a good showing by the congress in the forthcoming assembly polls in 2017.