Congress president Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised in last August after she suddenly fell ill during her roadshow in Varanasi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi hospitalised

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reportedly been hospitalised at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi after she caught a bout of viral fever.

“She has been admitted under the care of Dr Arup Basu, senior consultant in department of chest and pulmonary medicine, and his team of consultants. Her routine tests are being conducted and she is better today. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two,” said Dr DS Rana, chairman, Ganga Ram Hospital was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.

Sources in the hospital said she also had developed aggravated asthma symptoms, the newspaper said.

“It is quite common in this weather to have chest congestion and wheezing, especially in those who already have a history of respiratory illnesses. She, however, is stable,” said the source.

In August, Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised after she suddenly fell ill during her roadshow in Varanasi. The 69-year-old Congress matriarch was in Varanasi to launch the party’s election campaign for Uttar Pradesh, ahead of 2017 Assembly elections, but her event was cut short after she suffered from viral fever, severe dehydration, and dislocation and even fractured her left shoulder.

Her health condition came under the scanner ever since she underwent a successful surgery at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in 2011. Reports then said she was in a “serious” condition, which required urgent surgical attention.

The Telegraph then quoted a source close to the family saying that she had been receiving treatment for “an unspecified cancer”.