Saurav Ganguly to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

Last-minute change in decision, as Dada was ready to be discharged today

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Saurav Ganguly will be discharged from Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital on Thursday. Earlier, the former skipper of the Indian cricket team was scheduled to be discharged today. He has been admitted to the hospital since Saturday morning after he was feeling dizzy during a workout session at the gym in his house.

Ganguly underwent angioplasty on Saturday itself on being diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries after which one stent was inserted to remove the blockage. Right now, no more stents would be implanted, as per the decision taken by a nine-member medical board. He may have to be admitted to hospital for subsequent treatment after a few weeks. The decision on this will be taken later. Ganguly will be able to go home but continue to be under doctors’ supervision.

He was all set to be discharged on Wednesday, and his fans were standing outside the hospital and outside his home in Behala since morning. However, a decision was taken to postpone the discharge to Thursday.

Apart from Dr Saroj Mondal who is heading the medical team, other doctors in the team are Soutik Panda, SB Roy, Bhabotosh Biswas, Palash Kumar and Ashis Patra. Dr Devi Shetty had also come down to Kolkata and said Saurav will soon be fit enough to even run marathons or play cricket if he wishes to.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited Saurav Ganguly in the hospital on Saturday. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Saurav’s wife Dona. On Monday, Union Minister Arunag Thakur visited Ganguly at the hospital.

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