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President Ram Nath Kovind undergoes successful bypass surgery at AIIMS

President Ram Nath Kovind. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind underwent a cardiac bypass surgery successfully on Tuesday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

“Surgery was successful. He is stable and is being closely monitored by a team of senior doctors,” it said.

"The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind underwent cardiac bypass surgery today morning (March 30, 2021) at AIIMS, New Delhi. Surgery was successful. He is stable and is being closely monitored by a team of senior doctors," the statement said.

“I congratulate the team of doctors for the successful operation. Spoke to Director AIIMS to enquire about Rashtrapatiji’s health. Praying for his well-being and speedy recovery,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed good 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,” he tweeted.

Last Friday, Mr. Kovind visited the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital following chest discomfort. He underwent routine check-up and was kept under observation. A day later, he was shifted to AIIMS where the doctors advised him to undergo the planned bypass procedure.

Nepal President wishes speedy recovery

Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari wished a speedy recovery to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

In a message on Twitter, Ms. Bhandari said: "Expressing happiness over the successful completion of President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind's heart surgery today. I wish him a speedy recovery."

-With PTI inputs

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