Indian Premier Singh discharged from hospital after surgery
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was
discharged from a New Delhi hospital Sunday, a week after undergoing heart
bypass surgery, officials said.
Singh, 76,, left the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the country's top state-run hospital, on Sunday morning and reached his official residence in central Delhi, dpa reported.
"The prime minister was cheerful and in fact he was walking. He is on his way to recovery," India's Federal Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss told reporters.
Singh was underwent five bypasses during an 11-hour surgery on January 24. Doctors said he was making "rapid progress" after the surgery.
Ramadoss said Singh would be able to resume some official duties in a couple weeks but would need up to six weeks to be fully active.
Singh underwent bypass surgery in 1990 and an angioplasty in 2004. Local media raised questions about whether Singh's health might hamper the ruling Congress Party's preparations for the next general elections that must be held by May.