Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, who is undergoing treatment for dengue at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, is convalescing. Doctors at the hospital said that her vital parameters and laboratory results are showing progressive recovery.
Priyanka was admitted on 23 August to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi with high fever due to Dengue.
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 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with high fever due to Dengue on 23 Aug, is convalescing . She has no fever now and her vital parameters and laboratory results are showing progressive recovery," Dr. Rana said.
Priyanka was being 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.