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'Ganguly conscious and doctors keeping constant vigil'

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
Last updated on: January 03, 2021 20:33 IST
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PM Modi speaks to Ganguly, wishes him speedy recovery.

The medical bulletin from the hospital read that following the surgery, Sourav Ganguly had a 'light dinner at night', and that 'his blood pressure and pulse is stable'

IMAGE: The medical bulletin from the hospital read that following the surgery, Sourav Ganguly had a 'light dinner at night', and that 'his blood pressure and pulse is stable.' Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly is presently afebrile, conscious, and communicating verbally, according to the Woodlands Hospital's medical bulletin.

It also stated that the doctors are keeping "constant vigil on his health situation" and taking appropriate measures from time to time.

 

The former India captain was hospitalised at 1 pm on Saturday with "chest discomfort, the heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness" while performing physical exercise in the home gymnasium at around 11 am. Following this, he underwent an angioplasty.

Ganguly tested negative for COVID-19.

He had "light dinner" at night, the medical bulletin read, adding that his blood pressure and pulse is stable.

Later on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Ganguly, and enquired about his health.

Official sources said Modi also spoke to the cricket administrator's wife Dona Ganguly.

Ganguly is admitted to a hospital in Kolkata. The prime minister wished him a speedy recovery.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Ganguly in the hospital on Saturday evening.

While leaving the hospital, Banerjee had told the media, "He (Ganguly) is fine now, he even spoke to me. I thank the doctors and hospital authorities that they have taken the right decision of conducting an angioplasty."

"I did not have the idea that international sportspersons like him do not undergo check-ups. I asked Avishek Dalmiya to conduct medical check-ups of cricketers before games," she had said.

On Wednesday, Ganguly had visited Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmia.

The cricket icon was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries on Saturday, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
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