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Sonia admitted to hospital

Sonia admitted to hospital

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NEW DELHI: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram hospital for a routine checkup, according to Indian media reports.

According to Dr Ajay Swaroop, Chairman (Board of Management), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA has been admitted to our hospital today. She has been admitted in Department of Chest Medicine under the care of Dr. Arup Basu and his team. Mrs. Gandhi has been admitted for observation and treatment of a viral respiratory infection."

Sonia Gandhi was earlier discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on June 18, 2022, after she was admitted with Covid-related complications on June 12. The veteran Congress leader contracted the Covid infection twice last year.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Delhi’s Kashmiri gate on Monday and entered Uttar Pradesh via Loni in Ghaziabad border on Tuesday morning. Heavy traffic jams were reported on Ghaziabad roads. Vehicular movement was completely stopped at the route fixed for the Congress party's yatra causing heavy traffic jams on alternate routes.

The yatra has crossed 49 districts, nine states and one Union Territory over the past 108 days. The yatra covered Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.

A few days ago, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, was also admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with symptoms of viral fever and stomach infection for a brief period.