Punjab CM undergoes minor surgery for kidney stone removal

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh underwent a minor surgery for removal of a stone from his kidney. He was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh on Sunday

Punjab CM undergoes minor surgery for kidney stone removal

Bipin Bhardwaj

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday, December 17, underwent a minor surgery for removal of a stone from his kidney. He was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh on Sunday.

A spokesperson of the CMO informed that the surgery was successful and the CM is likely to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. The doctors attending. Capt. Amarinder Singh said that the stone had been troubling the CM for some time and it was decided to remove it as early as possible.

A team of doctors, conducted a simple procedure, lasting about 40 mins, on him this morning. The Chief Minister would be fit to be back at his normal functioning within a couple of days, they added.

Singh is recovering well and is expected to resume work within a day or two, the CMO spokesperson informed .

The 76-year-old Chief Minister wrote on Twitter on Sunday: "Got myself admitted to the PGI Chandigarh today evening for removal of a Kidney stone, a simple laser procedure will be performed tomorrow morning & I shall be returning to my work by Tuesday."

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on Monday (December 10) visited the Chief Minister at his official residence here to enquire about the latter's health.

Both leaders were here for the re-launch of the 'Navjivan' Hindi newspaper in Mohali town in Punjab, adjoining Chandigarh. The Chief Minister could not attend the function due to ill-health.

Amarinder became Chief Minister of Punjab in March 2017, leading the Congress party to a thumping majority in the Assembly elections. Earlier, he was Chief Minister from 2002 to 2007.

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