This Article is From Feb 28, 2012

Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checkup

Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checkup
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has travelled abroad for what her party describes as "a routine checkup."  She is expected to return in four or five days, said spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi.

In August last year, Mrs Gandhi travelled to the United States for surgery, and spent nearly six weeks there.  Her party had not officially disclosed which hospital she was checked into, or her doctors' diagnosis.  Different media reports had claimed Mrs Gandhi was at the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, though this was not confirmed by Congress spokespersons.

At the time, Mrs Gandhi had set up a core team of people including her son, Rahul, to manage the party's affairs.