Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who was hospitalised on October 30 after he complained of breathlessness and acute cough, was discharged from IGMC Hospital, Shimla this evening.
82-year-old Singh has almost recovered but has been advised to take five days rest, Senior Medical Superintendent, IGMC, Dr Ramesh Chand said. No new test of the chief minister was conducted today as the report of tests conducted yesterday were normal, he said. Doctors said the Chief Minister is fine and had normal breakfast and lunch. He was kept in hospital yesterday just for observation.
Singh, who recently toured the remote Dodra Kwar area here, was feeling uneasy due to dust pollution and his cough aggravated due to smoke of crackers and fireworks during Diwali. The Chief Minister said he has fully recovered and greeted the people.
Earlier, Irrigation and Public Health minister Vidya Stokes, Industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri, Excise and Taxation minister Prakash Chaudhary and others visited the hospital to enquire about the Chief Minister’s health.