Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president and former Indian captain who has suffered a “mild” heart attack, is stable and likely to be discharged on Wednesday, hospital authorities said.
A nine-member board of senior doctors discussed Sourav Ganguly’s condition on Monday and reached a consensus that though necessary, angioplasty can be deferred to a later date as he is stable, according to Woodlands Hospital MD and CEO Dr Rupali Basu’s confirmation.
Sourav Ganguly’s Angioplasty Will Take Place Later And He Will Be Discharged Soon
Renowned cardiologists Dr Devi Shetty and Dr RK Panda participated in the meeting through a virtual platform while another expert from the US was also part of the discussion over the phone.
“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,”
Dr Rupali Basu, a member of the board, said. “The cricket great’s family members were present during the meeting and were explained about the disease process and further therapeutic plan. The angioplasty will take place for sure in a few days or weeks. He will be discharged most probably the day after tomorrow,” she said.
Dr Devi Shetty is likely to visit him at hospital premises on Tuesday and sit for another meeting for the next course of treatment before the final call on discharging him will be taken.
“Treating doctors will keep a constant vigil on his health condition and take appropriate measures at his home after he is discharged,” Dr Basu said.
The cricketing fraternity also poured in their wishes for Sourav Ganguly’s speedy recovery after he underwent a primary angioplasty in Kolkata as he suffered “chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym”. The former India captain had a critical blockage in one artery which has been fixed.
Sourav Ganguly Appeared Fine And Soon Will Be Back To Normal Life: Anurag Thakur
Forty-eight-year-old Sourav Ganguly had earlier undergone angioplasty after suffering a “mild” heart attack on Saturday. He was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur visited the hospital to see Sourav Ganguly and expressed hope that the cricket board president will soon return to his normal life.
“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.
Anurag Thakur was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 2015 to February 2017. He was sacked from his position of BCCI president after the Supreme Court ordered him to cease and desist works within BCCI.