Sourav Ganguly likely to be discharged from the hospital on January 6

Sourav Ganguly likely to be discharged from the hospital on January 6

Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur also paid a visit to Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is likely to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, January 6. Ganguly was admitted to Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata after he had complained of chest pain and dizziness while exercising in the gym.

It was reported that the BCCI president suffered a mild cardiac arrest and underwent angioplasty on January 2, Saturday evening after the doctors found blockages in his three coronary arteries. He is now stable and after monitoring him for a few days, a nine-member board of senior doctors reached a consensus that another angioplasty of Ganguly should be deferred to a later date.

The meeting conducted on Monday regarding Sourav Ganguly’s health was attended by renowned cardiologists Dr Devi Shetty and Dr RK Panda via a virtual platform while another expert from the US was part of the discussion over the phone. Also, the family members of the former Indian captain were also connected in the meeting to discuss further medications.

Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur pays a visit to Sourav Ganguly

“The medical board came to a consensus that deferring angioplasty for now is a safer option as Mr Ganguly is stable, does not have chest pain and is on optimal management. The angioplasty will take place for sure in a few days or weeks. He will be discharged most probably the day after tomorrow.

Treating doctors will keep a constant vigil on his health condition and take appropriate measures at his home after he is discharged,” Woodlands Hospital MD and CEO Dr Rupali Basu said as quoted by NDTV. Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur also reached the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata to pay a visit to Sourav Ganguly and wished him good health and speedy recovery.

Speaking about the same, Thakur reckoned that Ganguly looked better and will soon be returning to resume his duties. “Dada is a hero of the country. He has seen a lot of ups and downs in cricket and defeated his opponents numerous times. He will do the same this time. Sourav was smiling when I met him today.

“He appeared fine and I know he will be back to his normal life soon and will play an important role in taking Indian cricket to the next level. He has to play a very vital role, first in the BCCI and then in several other fields for the country,” Thakur added.