Ganguly ‘Stable’, Likely To Be Discharged On Wed

Sourav Ganguly (file image)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President and former skipper Sourav Ganguly who has suffered a “mild” heart attack, is stable and likely to be discharged on Wednesday, January 6.

A nine-member board of senior doctors discussed Ganguly’s condition with his family members and reached a consensus that though necessary, angioplasty can be deferred to a later date as he is stable now.

As per the details, “The unanimous decision after the meeting was that an appropriate and timely treatment of primary PTCA with revascularisation of RCA was rendered during the acute heart attack stage. The discussion was also on the two other coronary blockages viz LAD and OM2 need to be treated by angioplasty in this admission vis a vis doing it at an immediate later stage,” sources told NewsMobile.

The consensus of the board was that deferring the angioplasty for now is deemed to be a safer option since Mr Ganguly is stable, without any chest pain and is on optimal medical management.

Renowned cardiologists Dr Devi Shetty and Dr RK Panda participated in the meeting through a virtual platform, while another expert from the US was part of the discussion over the phone.

Earlier in the day, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur reached Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata to meet Ganguly.

 Apart from this West Bengal Politician Ashok Bhattacharya has put across a rogue  allegation that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is under pressure to join politics and some people wanted to use him for political gains, hence he suffered the heart attack.

He said, “Some people wanted to use Ganguly politically. That probably exerted pressure on him. He is not a political element. He should be known as Sourav the sporting icon.”

“We should not create pressure on him (for joining politics). I had told Sourav last week he should not join politics and he did not oppose my views,” said Bhattacharya, who visited Sourav Ganguly at the hospital.

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The 48-year-old former skipper was hospitalised at 1 pm on Saturday with “chest discomfort, heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” while performing physical exercise in the home gymnasium at around 11 am.

A coronavirus test was also conducted on Ganguly and he tested negative for it on Saturday. Following this, doctors had conducted angioplasty on him.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited Ganguly in hospital. Both had tweeted earlier wishing the BCCI President a speedy recovery. “He is fine now, he even spoke to me. I thank the hospital authority and doctors here.”  Said Mamata Banerjee after visiting Ganguly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a conversation with him and inquired about his health condition.


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