Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on Thursday (January 7). Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was hurried to the hospital on Saturday after complaining of chest pain. Later tests revealed that he had suffered a mild heart attack.
The former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper was admitted to the hospital at 1 pm on January 2 after he felt “chest discomfort, the heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” while performing physical exercise in the home gymnasium. The doctors had conducted angioplasty on him.
On Tuesday, the hospital released a statemnet saying, “Report of routine blood tests are satisfactory, Echocardiography shows preserved left ventricular function with an ejection fraction of 56 percent.”
I am absolutely fine: Sourav Ganguly
Dada, as he is fondly referred, was expected to be discharged on Wednesday, however, he demanded for an extra day to be kept under the hospital care. At the time of leaving the hospital, the 48-year-old thanked his fans for their love and support. The left-hander also said that he feels much better.
“I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine. Hopefully, I will be ready to fly soon,” Ganguly told reporters.
Dr. Rupali Basu, MD, and CEO of Woodlands Hospital said that the legendary batsman will be monitored at home on a daily basis after being discharged. Ganguly will be ready for the next course of procedures after about 2-3 weeks.
Ganguly’s Cardiologist Dr. Devi Shetty also met the medical team of nine doctors who treated the southpaw and then a further course of action was decided by the hospital. Dr. Shetty said that the heart of Ganguly is now as strong as it was when he was young.
Recently, the Ganguly-led BCCI were applauded for their commendable job in successfully conducting the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE amidst the challenges posed by the coronavirus. Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title and the trophy was handed to Rohit Sharma by Ganguly along with the BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah.
#WATCH | "I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine," says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly after being discharged from Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital. pic.twitter.com/BUwsz5h1FQ
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2021