Sheila Dikshit discharged from hospital

Sheila Dikshit discharged from hospital

File photo

New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who underwent an angioplasty procedure following blockage in one of her arteries, was discharged from the hospital on Thursday and has been advised rest for a few days by doctors.

Ms Dikshit, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday night following uneasiness and throat infection, left the hospital for home on Thursday evening.

Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, said Ms Dikshit has made "good progress" after the angioplasty procedure.

"She has made good progress and all her vital parameters are fine," Seth said.

Ms Dikshit wanted to resume work from Friday, but doctors advised her to take rest till Sunday and resume work from Monday.

"I have advised her that she should take rest at least till the weekend," he said, adding that the Chief Minister will be called to the hospital for regular check-ups.

The angioplasty procedure was carried out on 74-year-old Dikshit on Tuesday.

Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure which is performed for widening blocked arteries and improve blood circulation.

Story First Published: November 29, 2012 21:51 IST

................................ Advertisement ................................