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Priyanka Gandhi discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after recovering from Dengue

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 August 2017, 18:34 IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday was discharged after recovering from Dengue.

Priyanka was discharged from the hospital at 4 p.m.

The news was confirmed by the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital's Board of Management Chairman Dr D. S. Rana.

"Mrs. Priyanka Vadra who was admitted under the care of Dr Arup Basu , Sr. Consultant , Department of Chest Medicine has been discharged from the hospital today evening after recovery from Dengue," he said.

He added that Priyanka has been advised rest at home and to avoid physical exertion.

Priyanka was monitored by specialists from the hospital's medicine department and chest medicine consultant Dr Arup Basu, who is also the Congress President's family physician.

Dengue is a viral infection spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The symptoms appear in five to six days after being bitten by the mosquito and include high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, rashes, abdominal cramps and in some cases, bleeding from the gums, nose or ears.

Patients are prescribed paracetamol for fever and pain and are asked to drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. Most recover in a week to 10 days.

-ANI

First published: 30 August 2017, 18:34 IST
 
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