New Delhi, Jan 25: Dr Rama Kant Panda, the specialist who performed Coronary bypass surgery on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the surgery was successful and that PM will be required to stay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for atleast seven to eight days.
Dr Panda said that a total of five by-passes were conducted on the Prime Minister. He said, "We started the operation at 7:45 am. The second operation always takes longer and makes it difficult to reach the heart. We did a total of five by-passes. Surgery was the long term answer since there were many blockages. We will take the PM out of the breathing machine in the next 2-3 hrs and PM should stay for three days in the ICU and then 4-5 days more in the hospital."
Prime Minister's personal physician and cardiac surgeon Dr K S Reddy said that the PM will take six weeks to resume office. Dr Sampath Kumar, Head of the Cardio Vascular Department at the AIIMS said that the main reason why Prime Minister opted for an immediate surgery was he wanted to be ready and fully active in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Dr Reddy described Prime Minister as a 'tranquil, calm and composed' person and said the Prime Minister told the doctors before he was wheeled in 'I am ready.'
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)