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Sonia Gandhi’s health stable, discharged from AIIMS

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to AIIMS hospital after she was taken ill in the Lok Sabha, has been discharged after her check-up was completed.

The 67-year-old Congress President had left the Lok Sabha while the voting was underway on various amendments after she complained of exhaustion and mild chest pain.

Gandhi left Parliament at 8:15 p.m. for the hospital, escorted by her son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. She had complained of chest pains and fever and appeared to stumble as she walked down Parliament steps. She quickly held central minister Kumari Selja’s hand and recovered her balance.

According to doctors, she was initially admitted to the Cardio-Neuro centre and later shifted to the ICU as a precautionary measure. Later, she left for home in her own car at 1:30 am.

“The Congress President has come back, she is all right and her medical check-up has been completed,” said party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi

“She (Sonia) was feeling a bit uneasy, will be okay in a day or two. She was very tense about the Food Bill. She was relieved when we told her it has been passed. Now she is fine. All the tests say everything is fine,” said Selja.

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, fellow ministers Vayalar Ravi, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardhan Dwivedi, Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora, Mohsina Kidwai, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among the Congress leaders who rushed to the hospital to inquire about Sonia’s condition.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar also visited the hospital.

The police cordoned off a 500-metre stretch leading to the Intensive Care Unit to allow a steady stream of VIPs. (ANI)