PM undergoes surgery for prostate problem, doing well: Doctors

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today underwent surgery for a prostate problem at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and several hours later doctors said he was "doing well''.

"The procedure (Trans-urethral resection of the prostate gland) was performed to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy of the prostate (benign enlargement of the prostate gland),'' the PMO said.

The surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by Prof NP Gupta, Head of the Department of Urology at AIIMS.

"The Prime Minister is convalescing after the surgery and has had a stable post-operative course. After two days of rest at AIIMS the Prime Minister will return home on Monday, September 17," his office said.

"The PM is recovering well. He had soup and kichdi for dinner,'' a spokesman said.

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil talked to Dr Singh briefly on telephone and wished him a speedy recovery, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.

Several friends and political leaders, including Ministers, have sent "get well soon" messages to the Prime Minister, the PMO said.

Only family members are allowed to visit Dr Singh at the hospital.

UNI

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