Sonia Gandhi (75), the Congress president, was discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Monday evening after being treated for a fungal infection in her lower respiratory tract caused by a Covid-19 infection, according to party MP Jairam Ramesh.
“Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi was discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital last evening and instructed to relax at home,” tweeted Ramesh, who is also the Congress’s communications in-charge.
The Enforcement Directorate is set to examine her on June 23 in connection with a money-laundering inquiry into the operations of the National Herald newspaper.
Following a Covid-19 infection the day before, she was brought to the hospital with a severe nose bleed and other symptoms. During her hospitalisation, doctors discovered a fungal infection in her lower respiratory system, which required a procedure.
Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 and had a minor fever ten days before being admitted to the hospital. “She’s being treated for it, as well as other post-Covid symptoms.” She is still being closely monitored and treated, according to an AICC statement released on Friday.
Sonia Gandhi has been visited by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the hospital. Priyanka Chopra, the Congress president’s daughter, accompanied her to the hospital. Her son Rahul Gandhi was there near her hospital bed on June 12, minutes after a section of the emergency room was blocked off after she was admitted.
The Congress president is frequently treated at the hospital by Dr. Arup Basu, a cardiologist.