Badal's condition stable, recovery absolute satisfactory: Doctor

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Chandigarh, Jan 25: The condition of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is admitted to PGIMER here following complaints of chest congestion and fever, is stable and doctors attending to him have expressed "absolute satisfaction" over his pace of recovery.

A team of doctors attending on Badal has expressed "absolute satisfaction" over the pace of recovery from chest infection, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said here this evening. According to the spokesperson, the Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Dr D Behra after thorough examination of the Chief Minister this evening, said that Badal was satisfactorily getting better day by day as his all medical reports were fine and he was showing signs of "remarkable recovery."

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He, however, said that Dr Behra had said the Chief Minister would be kept under observation in the hospital till his infection was completely cleared. Earlier, an spokesperson of PGIMER had said that Badal's condition was stable.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Chandigarh, had enquired about Badal's health at PGIMER. Three days back, Badal was admitted to a local hospital in Nawanshahar after he had complained of chest congestion.  

The 88-year-old five-time Punjab CM had suffered from chest spasm after he had just concluded the Sangat Darshan at village Behloor Kalan in Nawanshar on Friday. After being discharged from the private hospital at Nawanshahr, Badal was admitted to PGIMER here.

The Chief Minister's engagements for the time being had been cancelled. As per the doctors' advise, the Chief Minister has also cancelled his pre-scheduled visit to Amritsar on January 26, 2016, where he was to unfurl the National Flag and participate in the Republic Day celebrations, as he was indisposed.

PTI

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