President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underwent successful bypass surgery at the AIIMS here, five days after he had complained of chest discomfort.
“The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind underwent cardiac bypass surgery today morning (March 30, 2021) at AIIMS, New Delhi. Surgery was successful,” Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh said in a statement here.
Singh said the President was stable and being closely monitored by a team of senior doctors. Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to inform about the “successful” bypass surgery and wished the 75-year-old President a speedy recovery.
“The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has undergone a successful bypass surgery at AIIMS, Delhi. I congratulate the team of doctors for the successful operation,” Singh said.
The defence minister said he had also spoken to AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria to enquire about the President’s health.
On Friday last, the President had complained of “chest discomfort” and was taken to the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) for health check-up. Kovind underwent a routine check-up on Friday and was referred to AIIMS for bypass surgery on Saturday, May 27.
“I wish for a speedy recovery and wellness to President of India H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind after a successful bypass surgery today,” Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad wished Kovind a speedy recovery.
“May each day bring him renewed strength. My good wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery,” Shah said.
“Wishing the President of India, Sri. Ram Nath Kovind a speedy recovery,” Kharge said.
“I wish speedy recovery to President Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji, who has undergone bypass surgery. Praying for his good health & well-being. May he get well soon,” Gehlot said.
"Praying for his speedy recovery," said Gadkari.