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Pranab Mukherjee in hospital, reports say had angioplasty

The President's health is being monitored and there is no cause of concern, informed Press Secretary Venu Rajamony.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: December 14, 2014 4:24:18 am
pranab-med President Pranab Mukherjee will remain indisposed for a day, the sources said.

President Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Army Research and Referral Hospital here Saturday morning, with unconfirmed reports suggesting he had undergone angioplasty.

However, both Rashtrapati Bhavan and the hospital maintained that Mukherjee had been admitted after he complained of discomfort in the stomach.

He was rushed to the hospital after preliminary examination by doctors at Rashtrapati Bhavan. They advised rest in the hospital for the night.

“The President has a stomach ailment. Tests are being performed… He is stable,” a senior Rashtrapati Bhavan official said. Refusing to confirm or deny reports that Mukherjee had undergone angioplasty, the official added, “He will be back at work on Monday.”

An official at the hospital said: “The President complained of indigestion. Preliminary tests have been done and he is under observation. He will be here at least till Sunday.” Sources said Mukherjee is staying in the presidential suite at R&R.

The President celebrated his 80th birthday last week.


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