Ganguly doing well, to be released from hospital


Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is set to be discharged from the Kolkata Woodlands Hospital on Wednesday, having been admitted after complaining of chest pains over the weekend.

The BCCI president underwent “stenting of the right coronary artery” but is doing well after the procedure, but will be “monitored by doctors and nurses on a daily basis at home”, hospital spokespersons said.

“Sourav Ganguly is doing well as clinically expected by all of us,”MD and CEO of the hospital, Dr Rupali Basu, told reporters on Tuesday.

“He slept well, he had his breakfast, he spoke to us and he’s seen by his team of doctors. Dr Devi Shetty [cardiac surgeon] is here and he has not only spent time with Sourav, but also with the team of doctors physically today [Tuesday].

“We reconfirm the consensus decision from the very experienced medical board with 13 members and two expert opinions – total 15 doctors from abroad and India – that we have decided that Sourav will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow, January 6th, 2021.

No known comorbidities

“He will be on oral medications and will be monitored by doctors and nurses on a daily basis at home. Sourav will, of course, be ready for the next course of procedures or medical interventions after about two to three weeks.”

Dr Basu confirmed that Ganguly comes from a family with heart disease, but had tested negative for Covid-19.

“Sourav didn’t have any major problem. This is the problem which most Indians experience at some point of their times, that is blockage in the coronary artery,” Dr Shetty told the media in Kolkata.

“Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment. His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20 years old.

“I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event which has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart.”