President Ram Nath Kovind undergoes cardiac bypass surgery at AIIMS

The President is stable and is being closely monitored by a team of senior doctors, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.


President of India Ram Nath Kovind underwent cardiac bypass surgery on Tuesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, five days after he complained of chest discomfort.

"The surgery was successful. He is stable and is being closely monitored by a team of senior doctors," a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the team of doctors for the successful operation and wished the President a speedy recovery.

"The President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind has undergone a successful bypass surgery at AIIMS, Delhi. I congratulate the team of Doctors for successful operation. Spoke to Director AIIMS to enquire about Rashtrapatiji’s health. Praying for his  well-being and speedy recovery," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Home Minister Amit Shah also conveyed wishes and prayers for the President's speedy recovery.

“Glad to learn about Rashtrapati Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji’s successful bypass surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi. May each day bring him renewed strength. My good wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

President Kovind had undergone a health check-up at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital following chest discomfort on Friday. He was shifted to AIIMS on Saturday.

First Published:March 30, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

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